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Bridgestone Europe Works With Microsoft to Develop World-First Tire Monitoring System

Bridgestone Europe NV/SA, a group company under Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), recently announced that it has collaborated with Microsoft Corp. to develop a world-first monitoring system that is able to detect tire damage while in motion. This system comes as a proprietary technology that makes use of the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP). It is able to recognize in real time...

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Bridgestone Acquires iTrack Solutions Business from UK Tire Management Firm Transense

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) announced on June 25 that it has finished acquiring the iTrack Solutions Business of U.K.-based company Transense Technologies PLC. Transense’s iTrack Solutions Business provides mining companies with solutions that contribute to both tire maintenance as well as the optimization of vehicle operations. Through this, the business has built up an excellent reputation for itself over the years....

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Bridgestone Tires Selected as OE for 2020 Models of Yamaha’s Super Sports Bikes

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is supplying its Battlax Racing Street RS11 tires as OE for the 2020 models of Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd.’s (TYO:7272) YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M super sports bikes, which the automaker unveiled on May 28. A flagship model in Bridgestone’s lineup of road-legal sports tires, the Battlax Racing Street RS11 was designed to provide sporty performance on public roads....

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Bridgestone Puts Tire Wear Prediction Technology to Use in New Maintenance Program With JAL

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) and Japan Airlines Co. Ltd. (JAL; TYO:9201) recently announced that as of May, they have used tire wear prediction technologies to start up a more accurate, systematic program for aircraft tire replacement. This is being targeted toward use on the aircraft of J-Air Corp., a JAL subsidiary that operates regional routes for the JAL Group out of...

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Tosoh Announces New South Korean JV to Produce Silica for Fuel-Efficient Tires

Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042) recently announced that group company Tosoh Silica Corp. has decided to establish a JV with South Korea’s Namhae Chemical Corp. Named Tosoh Namhae Silica Corp., this new JV will build a base to produce silica for use in fuel-efficient tires. Plans are for the new production base to get up and running in October 2021. This would...

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Mitsui Chemicals, Prime Polymer Open Their First PP Compounding Plant in Europe

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) and Prime Polymer Co. Ltd. announced on June 11 that they have begun business operations at Mitsui Prime Advanced Composites Europe BV (ACE), a joint venture that also includes Mitsui & Co. Ltd. (TYO:8031). Located within Chemelot Industrial Park in the Netherlands, ACE is the Mitsui Chemicals Group’s first polypropylene (PP) compounding plant in Europe. The...

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