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Bridgestone Develops New Rubber Composite With High Fuel Efficiency, Fracture Strength

Bridgestone Corp.’s (TYO:5108) Katsuhiko Tsunoda, a member of Research Department III, Central Research Division, recently announced that the company has successfully developed a rubber composite combining low fuel consumption with high fracture strength. The manufacturer’s efforts here fall under an initiative to develop ultrathin, strong, flexible and tough polymers as part of the Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies (ImPACT)...

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Bridgestone Reveals Plans for Digital Solutions, Smart Factories

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) on June 26 held a press conference to announce its plans for digital solutions and smart factories as part of an effort toward digital transformation. In the area of digital solutions, the Japanese tire manufacturer intends to not only sell tires but also use digitalization to make the value being offered more visible, said Yukio Saegusa, VP...

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Michelin Japan to Launch New High-End Touring Tires

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. is planning a July 2 release of the Michelin Primacy 4, a new line of high-end touring tires. There will be 36 available sizes, ranging from 16 to 19 inches. The Michelin Primacy 4 touring tires have advanced specs that boost performance on wet road surfaces, offering drivers reassurance with durability that makes for excellent...

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Mondo Design Makes Speakers by Recycling Used Tires

Mondo Design Co. Ltd., which reuses tires and their inner tubes to manufacture bags and other consumer products, has been creating a stir with its SEAL Speaker line of audio speakers that use old motorcycle tires as-is for a structural frame. Part of the company’s SEAL brand of environmentally friendly products, the wireless speakers also incorporate cedar lumber produced from...

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Toyo Tires Develops Simulation Technology for Tire and Vehicle Aerodynamics

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) has developed proprietary new technology for the simulation of tire aerodynamics. This will help the company to bring about highly aerodynamic new tires, which are necessary to help improve fuel efficiency and deal with the shift toward electrified vehicles. Loaded with various pattern designs from actual tires, the technology combines these with driving...

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Bridgestone Joins Australian Research Project for Sustainable Rail Infrastructure

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) was announced on May 23 as a member of the Australian-based Industrial Transformation Training Center for Advanced Technologies in Rail Track Infrastructure (ITTC Rail). Operating under the Australian Research Council (ARC), ITTC Rail targets the development of next-generation technologies in rail infrastructure. Bridgestone’s participation here will include the launch of a joint research project with Australia’s University...

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