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Trinseo ramps up production


The supplier recently inaugurated its state-of-the-art S-SBR pilot plant in Sckopau, Germany and increased capacity there by 50kt

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Metal additive manufacturing


The process developed by Michelin has enabled production of winter tire molds for tread patterns with up to 3,000 sipes and over 2,000 siping designs.

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Retread plant tour


This video produced by the Tire Retread and Repair Bureau highlights the benefits of retreading, taking viewers on a tour of a retread factory to learn more about the process, which brings new life to old tires.

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As tire makers continue to develop the latest smart tire concepts and innovations, which technology would you most like to see put into production first?


Bridgestone to develop tires for Don Law's Jaguar XJ220

Bridgestone is working with the team, which specializes in XJ220s, Group C cars and historic Jaguars, to develop new-generation tires for the XJ220. The tires originally designed for the vehicle by Bridgestone went out of production some years ago.

Through a chance meeting, Don Law opened discussions with Bridgestone Europe. The two companies have now brought together a team that includes the original chief development engineer and test driver, and also the famed chassis number 004 pre-production model.

“It’s very important to keep such iconic vehicles running today and supporting people like Don Law and his team of expert technicians. Technology has moved on significantly in the last 25 years, and we believe we will be able to produce a tire that will keep the smiles on the faces of the enthusiast drivers of the XJ220,” said Christophe de Valroger, VP consumer OE at Bridgestone Europe.

The project is moving fast; the aim is to have the tires ready for the XJ220’s 25th birthday in 2017.

September 14, 2016


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