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Category: Wheels & Tires

Maxion and Michelin Try for Pothole Resistant Wheel and Tire

Maxion and Michelin Try for Pothole Resistant Wheel and Tire

| September 13, 2017

A new technology, developed by Michelin and Maxion Wheels for the passenger car wheel market, incorporates two flexible rubber flanges mounted on a special wheel body to create a flexible wheel that is designed to improve the ride and comfort and also absorbs impacts from potholes and curbs. The new wheel is compatible with all […]

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Maxion Debuts New Wheel for Tubeless Tires Applications

Maxion Debuts New Wheel for Tubeless Tires Applications

| August 16, 2017

The world’s largest wheel manufacturer, Maxion Wheels, is debuting its new 8.5” x 24” wheel for tubeless tire applications in Russia, the Middle East and Africa. The wheel boasts 15 percent less weight than the prior generation wheel, enhancing tire life and improving fuel efficiency. Maxion Wheels, a division of IOCHPE-MAXION S.A., is a leading […]

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Can Natural Rubber Grown in U.S. Replace Synthetics?

Can Natural Rubber Grown in U.S. Replace Synthetics?

| August 10, 2017

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, working as the lead entity in a public-private sector consortium,  announced the completion of a five-year, $6.9 million Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) grant: Producing and road testing concept passenger tires where natural and synthetic rubber is replaced with guayule rubber. Remarkably, the Guayule tires, which are produced from […]

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results Down

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results Down

| August 4, 2017

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) has reported second quarter 2017 net income of $45 million, or diluted earnings per share of $0.85, compared with $71 million, or $1.27 per share, last year. Second Quarter Highlights: Consolidated unit volume decreased 0.5 percent compared with a year ago, with strong growth in the International segment […]

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Yokohama Tires to Raise Prices Up to 4 Percent

Yokohama Tires to Raise Prices Up to 4 Percent

| August 1, 2017

Yokohama Tire Corporation has announced that it will implement a price increase of up to 4 percent on all of its commercial and off-the-road (OTR) tires sold in the U.S., effective September 1. Some in-line adjustments on consumer tires will also be implemented at the same time. “We reluctantly took a first-step price increase in […]

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New Michelin X Multi D Tire Features Regenerating Tread Tire for Vocational Use

New Michelin X Multi D Tire Features Regenerating Tread Tire for Vocational Use

| June 27, 2017

Michelin has introduced the MICHELIN® X® MultiTM D, a regional drive-position tire, for use in less-than-truckload, pick-up and delivery, food and beverage and other demanding vocational segments. The MICHELIN X Multi D is a versatile tire designed with an advanced regenerating tread that provides water evacuation and traction throughout the life of the tire while […]

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