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Increase in raw material prices spurs Marangoni to up its rubber prices for retreads

Paradigm shift

According to Burak İlgün, manager of business development and PCR tires, at Kordsa Global, hybrid reinforcement cord can help emerging global tire makers to meet the demands for production of high value added tires

Modernizing tire handling

Don Heelis, mechanical engineer and senior systems sales manager at Cimcorp, offers advice on how to efficiently and effectively integrate automation into a factory

Ahead of the game

Marc Flederus, owner at Ferm RFID Solutions and speaker at the Tire Technology Expo Conference in 2017, reveals new opportunities for the use of RFID technology in tires

What’s that noise?

Jacob Peled, executive chairman at Pelmar Engineering, has concerns about the pass-by noise levels of Eastern-produced tires

Advances in noise test instrumentation

Bay Systems owner Alan Bennetts believes that the use of tire cavity microphones in future laboratory testing could help researchers to capture the complete envelope of possible use

Smart thinking

WheelRight’s chief executive, John Catling, discusses the growing need for automated tire pressure monitoring and presents his vision for the ‘intelligent’ highway

Maximized potential

Tom Rosenmayer, VP of technology at Lehigh Technologies, winner of Environmental Achievement of the Year in the 2015 Tire Technology International Awards, discusses the growth of sustainable materials in tires

Positive thinking

Joe Walter assesses the impact of tires on global warming, and notes some of the phenomenon’s positive effects that will benefit the planet amid the wide-spread negative media coverage

Measuring friction

Regular TTI columnist Gregory Smith assesses the complexities and science behind tire friction measurement

Autonomous vehicle tires

Dean Tener, technical manager of the Smithers Rapra tire testing center in North America, discusses the challenges of developing tires for autonomous vehicles

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