Tires

Yokohama Rubber to Launch Classic Car Tire for Company’s 100-Year Anniversary

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has decided on six sizes for the Advan HF Type D, a classic car tire that the company plans to launch in October to commemorate its 100th anniversary. The six sizes range from 13 to 15 inches. The Advan HF Type D, which Yokohama Rubber is now remaking, is a historically popular tire that launched...

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Bridgestone to Launch New, Quieter Studless VRX Tire With Longer Wear

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) plans on Sept. 1 to launch the Blizzak VRX2, the company’s new studless tire for passenger cars. To be offered in 109 sizes, the product has achieved the best on-ice performance recorded to date, and features long wear and quiet performance. The new product realizes significant performance improvements compared to its predecessors in the VRX range. On-ice...

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Bridgestone to Supply Tires for Suzuki’s New Motocross Motorcycle

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that its Battlecross X30 tires have been adopted by Suzuki Motor Corp. (TYO:7269) for the company’s new 2018 RM-Z450 motocross motorcycle. The RM-Z450 will be the flagship motorcycle for the RM-Z series, and Bridgestone’s Battlecross X30 tires will contribute to boosting the new motorcycle’s driving performance. The Battlecross X30 is a specialized high-performance race tire...

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NKNK Drafts S-SBR Production Plan for Fuel-Saving Tires, ETIC to Provide Support

Major Russian oil refining and petrochemical company PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, also known as NKNK, is considering the commercialization of solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) for use in fuel-saving tires. The company aims to begin operations at some point beyond 2020. Production capacity will total at 60,000 tons per annum, with plans to increase this to 120,000 tons in the future. Japanese...

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New President at Yokohama Rubber Discusses Market Trends, Growth Strategies

The new president of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101), Masataka Yamaishi, assumed office on March 30. This year is a milestone for Yokohama Rubber, marking the 100th anniversary of the company’s founding. President Yamaishi recently sat down with Japan Rubber Weekly to discuss his thoughts on being named president of Yokohama Rubber and a variety of other topics. On being...

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New Seat Ibiza Comes With Falken Tires

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) said that Spanish auto manufacturer Seat S.A. has again chosen Falken as its OEM tire supplier for the fifth generation of its best-selling Seat Ibiza launched last month. The new model offers superb driving dynamics and quality, impressive stability and extreme reliability on the road. The Falken tires fitted as standard further enhance the benefits...

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