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Toyo Tires to Raise Prices on US Tires This August

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp., the U.S. sales subsidiary of Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105), recently announced that it will increase its dealer base prices across all tire categories except for winter tires as of Aug. 1. This price hike is being implemented to reflect continued high costs for raw materials and logistics in the U.S. market. It will see prices rise...

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ETIC to Provide Technology for New S-SBR Plant in Russia

PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK), Russia’s second largest synthetic rubber manufacturer, held an opening ceremony on May 26 for a new solution-polymerized styrene–butadiene rubber (S-SBR) plant. Incorporating technology and basic design from Japan’s ETIC Inc, it represents the Tatarstanian-based company’s first foray into S-SBR production. Among those present for the ceremony was the president of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov. With a production capacity...

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Yokohama Rubber to Acquire Polish Tire Distributor

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.’s (TYO:5101) European headquarters, Yokohama Europe GmbH, has concluded a contract to acquire all shares of ITR CEE Spolka z.o.o., a wholesale distributor engaged in the import and sale of Yokohama tires in central and eastern Europe. Once the transfer of shares is complete, the Polish company’s name will be changed to Yokohama CEE Społka z.o.o. Yokohama...

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Evonik Develops Highly Dispersible Silica for Wide-Ranging Use

Evonik Industries AG recently announced Ultrasil 4000 GR, a silica with high dispersibility and low specific surface area to allow for an extremely high silica fill ratio in tire treads. Compared to using conventional silica, Ultrasil 4000 GR vastly improves traction for winter tires on snowy and slushy roads. Ultrasil’s grades also have uses beyond tire treads and sidewalls, including...

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Yokohama Rubber’s Advan Sport V107 Selected as OE Tire for New BMW EV

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that it is supplying Advan Sport V107 tires as OE for the iX3, a new electric vehicle (EV) being sold by BMW AG. The Advan Sport V107 is a high-performance tire under Yokohama Rubber’s premier Advan series. In developing a version of this tire specifically for use in the iX3, Yokohama Rubber and...

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Michelin Japan to Launch Two New Tires for Modern Classic Cars

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. is set to launch the Pilot Exalto PE2 car tire in April followed by the Primacy 3 in July, targeting both of these toward use in modern classic cars. Also referred to as “young-timers,” modern classic cars produced in the 1980s and 1990s are becoming increasingly popular in recent years both in Japan and abroad...

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