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There’s never a dull moment in the world of tire manufacturing and distribution. This section will help you keep tabs on what the world’s tire manufacturers and marketers are doing, as well as their plans for the future.

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Michelin has added a hard surface tread pattern and an all-terrain tread pattern to its Tweel
October 22, 2014

Michelin adds two Tweel skid steer tires

The Michelin Group has added two tread patterns to its Tweel airless radial tire. The new all-terrain design has a deep, open tread for off-road applications and the hard surface design has greater wear life on pavement and asphalt.

Tags: airless skid steer tire, The Michelin Group, Tweel

October 22, 2014

MAM to preview software at AAPEX and SEMA

MAM Software Inc. will preview new business management software features and applications at the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Nov. 4-6 and the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show (SEMA) Nov. 4-7 in Las Vegas.

Tags: 2014 AAPEX, 2014 SEMA Show, MAM Software Inc.

In addition to Cooper’s premium 65,000-mile limited tread wear protection warranty, the
October 22, 2014

Cooper introduces the Discoverer SRX

The new Cooper Discoverer SRX is designed to provide dependable all-season highway traction, superior handling, and a quiet, comfortable ride for a wide range of CUVs and SUVs.

Tags: Cooper Discoverer

October 22, 2014

Goodyear to test self-inflating tires on fleets

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will begin testing its self-inflating tire system called Air Maintenance Technology (AMT) on U.S. trucking fleets in the next few months.

Tags: Goodyear Air Maintenance Technology, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Tire technology

October 22, 2014

Cooper is testing tires made with guayule

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has completed tire builds using rubber derived from guayule plants and new guayule-related materials. Tests suggest the product’s performance is at least equal to tires made of components derived from the Hevea rubber plant.

Tags: Biomass Research and Development Initiative, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., guayule

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AAPEX and the SEMA Show combined will offer more than 7,300 exhibitors with thousands of new
October 22, 2014

Learn from the experts at Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week  

With more than 2,000 new products on display, more than 2,300 exhibiting companies filling over one million square feet of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show is shaping up to be the biggest yet as industry optimism continues to build, according to Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. The show will be held Nov. 4-7.

Tags: AAIW, AAPEX 2014, Las Vegas Convention Center, SEMA Show 2014, Seminars, Trade show

Improvements to the KO2 include thicker shoulder rubber extending down the sidewall to better resist
October 22, 2014

Same terrain, new KO tire  

The terrain is the same, but the new BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 light truck tire is different from its predecessor. By comparison, it has tougher sidewalls, longer tread life and improved traction for off-road and highway driving.

Tags: All-Terrain Tires, BFGoodrich, BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2, Michelin North America Inc.

Members of Tech International’s leadership team are pictured by artwork created to honor the
October 21, 2014

Training is part of every sale  

Seventy-five years ago in a barn behind his central Ohio home, Charles Cornell invented a rubber vulcanizing process that he used to develop repairs for tires and inner tubes in hot or cold applications. The invention, which Cornell named the “2-Way” repair, launched Tech International.

Tags: Tech International, Tire repair

More than 2,000 people recorded the launching of the newest Goodyear blimp, Wingfoot One, on their
October 13, 2014

Wingfoot One takes flight  

More than 2,000 people witnessed the christening of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s newest blimp, Wingfoot One, last month. Richard Kramer, Goodyear chairman and chief executive officer, said the brand equity built by the airship helps the company sell tires around the globe. “It is invaluable, irreplaceable and one of a kind.”

Tags: Goodyear Blimp, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

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