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Michelin Japan to Provide Tires for ANA Airbus A380

Radial aviation tires from Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. are set to be used for the Airbus A380 airplanes flown by All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd. (ANA). The A380 is scheduled to enter into service on May 24 for flights between Japan and Hawaii. The A380 will be fitted with the Michelin Air X radial tire. Incorporating Michelin’s proprietary Near...

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Toyo Tires All Set for North American Launch of Newly Enhanced Long-Haul Tires

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. (TYO:5105) next spring will begin supplying the North American market with two new fuel-efficient super single tires for use in trucks and buses, lowering rolling resistance by around 6 percent from that of the company’s previous super single. The two new super single tires, the Nanoenergy M175 long-haul trailer tire and the Nanoenergy M675 long-haul...

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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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