Hercules consolidates top-selling tires into new line
Hercules Tire and Rubber Company has unveiled the Roadtour Connect PCV, a premium, all-season touring tire. Fitments and sizes will suit a broad range of passenger and crossover vehicles, including many hybrid vehicle platforms. The Roadtour Connect PCV replaces Hercules’ two most popular touring tires – the Roadtour 855 SPE and the Roadtour 655 MRE. [...]
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Camso Emporia manufacturing sites integrated into Michelin network
Two manufacturing sites in Emporia, Kansas, have joined the Michelin manufacturing network, bringing Michelin’s total North American footprint to 34 plants in the USA and Canada with a total of 22,500 employees. One of the manufacturing facilities, which was acquired by Camso in 2002, is responsible for the production of agricultural tracks and wheels, and [...]
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Nordexx unveils latest industrial tires
Denmark-based NDI Group will deliver a new series of Nordexx tires aimed at industrial applications, having previously focused on products for passenger vehicles, vans and trucks. The Nordexx industrial tires are ready for delivery and have been designed for fitment to loaders, earthmovers, graders and mobile cranes. Customers who order the tires are expected to [...]
In this Issue – October 2022
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Scorpion Race Downhill and Enduro mountain bike tires from Pirelli
The Scorpion range of mountain bike tires from Pirelli has expanded with the introduction of the new Scorpion Race Downhill (DH) and Enduro (EN) tire products. The Scorpion Race DH and EN tires benefit from a new compound called SmartEvo DH which has been developed to ensure a high level of performance during competition. Drawing [...]
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Sustainable Goodyear Eagle GO for Citroën Oli
Goodyear has used several sustainable materials to develop a tire for fitment to Citroën’s new Oli concept car. The Eagle GO’s tread features a compound made of nearly all sustainable or recycled materials. These include sunflower oils and pine resins instead of petroleum-derived oils, and natural rubber from the Hevea brasiliensis tree as a replacement for petroleum-based [...]
Continental expands dandelion rubber research network
With the aim of achieving a greater impact in the breeding of dandelions for tire production and industrial use, Continental has expanded its Taraxagum project. The tire maker’s project, which focuses on the acquisition of natural rubber from dandelions, has welcomed plant breeder Kartoffelzucht Böhm to its research network. By working with Kartoffelzucht Böhm, Continental [...]
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Yokohama unveils Advan Sport V107
Yokohama has expanded its ultra-high-performance Advan tire line with the addition of the new Advan Sport V107. By utilizing an ultra-microsilica compound, the Advan Sport V107 benefits from excellent grip levels in both wet and dry conditions. Responsive handling attributes are provided by the Rayon matrix body ply, which efficiently transfers power to the road [...]