Hankook says its iFlex airless concept tire is an example of the importance of materials in the development of eco-friendly tires. The urethane UNI-material consumes less energy during production and makes recycling easy. Tests have shown the tire can match conventional tires in terms of performance.

Finding the Potential in Green Tires

Dandelions. Orange oil. Soybean oil. Guayule. With each new experiment in the building process, it’s clear tire makers are in the hunt for sustainable substitutes for rubber compounding materials in the tire manufacturing process.

The Giti GDL633 FS features seven circumferential grooves to move water.

Giti Expands Ultra-Wide-Base Tire Lineup

Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. is amping up its lineup of ultra-wide-base tires with two new offerings, the GDL633 FS for the drive axle position and the GTL933 FS for trailers in long haul applications.


Giti Sponsors Math and Science Contest

Giti Tire Manufacturing (USA) Ltd. is doing more than building tires in Chester County, S.C. As part of the tire company's efforts to support its local community, Giti is sponsoring a math and science club and competition in the local school district.


Giti is Official Tire of 2016 Rose Parade

Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. is looking to make American consumers aware of its brand, and the company will kick off that effort in big fashion on New Year's Day 2016 as the Official Tire Sponsor of the 127th Rose Parade.

Bridgestone recently tested its Ecopia EP422 against the tire it is replacing, the Turanza EL400. The 2011 Honda Civic fitted with Ecopia EP422s (right) rolled 98 feet longer. The test compared size 195/65R15 tires at 30 psi. The vehicles were in neutral.

Low-rollers, high road

"It’s the right thing to do, but it’s also good business,” says Bridgestone Americas Inc. spokesman Dan MacDonald. In one sentence, he summed up the “green movement” in the tire industry.

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