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Apollo OE now a supplier to VW & Ford in Europe, more OE approvals in pipeline

15 Vredestein  trac5From being a replacement market focused company in Europe, Apollo Tyres is now expanding supplies to the European Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the passenger car tyre segment.

Continental Maintains Successful Path: Strong Growth Continues in Third Quarter

14 sales-ebit 488025Continental successfully continued its dynamic growth in the third quarter of 2017. The technology company presented its business figures for the first nine months on Thursday, confirming its annual targets: "We are steadily continuing our successful path.

Apollo Tyres and Rubber Research Institute of India gets patent for special grade ENR

13 Apollo-patentThis special grade ENR will replace the synthetic and expensive S-SBR

Smithers Rapra anticipates robust growth in global wheel market of 8.7% per year to 2022

10 future-of-globalThe wheel industry continues to evolve and has for many years; the main story had been the substitution of aluminium for steel in many applications.

A new generation of Traxion tyres from Vredestein

9 Traxion-OptimallNetherlands based Vredestein has announced the launch of the 'next generation' of their VF (Very High Flexion) range for the upper tractor segment with the all new Traxion Optimall tyre following years of extensive research into the particular needs and benefits of tractor manufacturers and users.

A new age of personalisation from Trelleborg

7 YourTire 09At the forthcoming Agritechnica Show in Europe, Swedish based Trelleborg will be launching their new Online service – YourTire which enables customers to personalise their Trelleborg radial tractor tyres.

Two new Agri tyre innovations from Starco

3 STARCO logoEuropean based Starco – now part of the Kenda Group will be introducing two new tyre and wheel solutions at the Agritechnica Show in November.

Hankook Tire wins accolades at IDEA 2017

30 M-HankookConceptTires-3Hankook Tire has been awarded "Bronze" and "Finalist" for its innovative, futuristic concept tyres at the International Design Excellence Awards 2017.

Team De Rooy wins Rallye OiLibya on Goodyear Truck Tyres

27 123 oilybia-rally podiumTeam De Rooy takes all truck podium places on Goodyear Offroad ORD tyres

Battle to combat illegal tyre waste continues

25 Peter TaylorAnother interesting presentation at this years NTDA Conference was by Peter Taylor – Secretary General of the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) who spoke about the issues surrounding Responsible Tyre Recycling in the UK and Europe.

It's time to make tyres 'Lady Driver Friendly'

24 stepsavill2751It would be reasonable to assume that the tyre market in Europe is a male dominated environment but in fact with at least 30 million lady drivers currently registered throughout Europe that is definitely not the case.

NTDA Launches Tyre Safety Manifesto for Europe

23 Stefan-Hay-NTDA-ChairmanThe National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) recently held their annual Conference which although traditionally held in the UK represents the ongoing issues relating to the tyre industry throughout Europe and attracts an extensive and very diverse range of companies from all aspects of the European tyre market sector.

India slaps anti-dumping duty on Chinese TBR

19 Anti-dumping tyresThe Indian government has re-imposed an anti-dumping duty (ADD) on import of new Chinese Truck and Bus radial (TBR, including tubeless), for a period of five years effective from September 18, 2017.

Goodyear official tyre partner for Land Rover Experience Tour Peru

18 GY Landrover Peru-485953• Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac chosen by Land Rover as official tyre for the Land Rover Experience Tour Peru
• Thanks to its versatile and durable off-road capabilities the Wrangler DuraTrac will allow the teams to take on the most challenging of conditions

New tyre innovations from Linglong Tire

17 Linglong Tire LogoChinese tyre producer – Linglong Tire has recently exhibited a number of technological developments

Boeing certifies Goodyear Flight Radial tyre for 777X

12 goodyear-flight-radial-tire-boeing-777Ultra-lightweight tyre is first product to receive Boeing system part certification

Retread Veteran Harvey Brodsky Dies

11 BrodskyHarvey Brodsky, founder of the Retread Tire Association, died Sept. 17 after a battle with lung cancer. He was 81.

Vipal has the best performance tyres on tests carried out on urban buses in Spain

10 BI26322DV-UM3 and VU100 got high marks when compared to the main brands on the market

Giti Tire increases its GTL919 trailer range

9 Giti-GTL919Giti Tire Europe has announced the addition of new sizes – 19.5 and 22.5 inches to their GTL919 trailer tyre range for long and regional haulage commercial vehicles.

EC starts anti-dumping probe against new & retreaded tyre imports from China

3 european-commission-flagsThe European Commission has commenced an anti-dumping probe concerning imports of new and retreaded truck and bus tyres from China.

Porsche to debut braided carbon fibre wheels in 2018

PorcheCarbonGerman based high performance sports car manufacturer Porsche AG claimed to have manufactured wheels entirely from carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP).

Porsche is the only car company that masters the complex technology by braiding 18 km of carbon fibre strands to form the outer rim, joined to a center.

The wheel is essentially comprised of two components – the wheel center is made from carbon-fibre fabric, which involves cutting and assembling over 200 individual components.

The second component is the rim base made from braided carbon fibre by what is currently the world’s largest carbon fibre braiding machine with a diameter of approximately nine metres. The wheel center is then braided into the rim base.

The assembled wheel is impregnated with resin and pre-hardened at high pressure and high temperatures followed by a long cooling process. The central lock is then inserted into the finished wheel and the wheel is protected with clear lacquer.

The braiding technology makes the material structure of the carbon considerably denser rigid, and more compact.

The carbon fibre wheels are lighter and much stronger than alloy wheels. The wheels weigh 20% lighter or around 8.5 kilograms less than standard alloy wheels and 20% stronger.

Available commercially from the beginning of 2018, the new carbon wheels will be available as an option for the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series in the dimensions of 9 J x 20 for the front axle and 11.5 J x 20 for the rear axle in the German market in EUR 15,232 including VAT.

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