tires

Sumitomo Rubber Creates New Design Technique to Boost Visibility, Designability of Tire Sidewalls

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced its establishment of Nano Black, a new design technique able to improve the visibility of lettering and patterns on tire sidewalls. In creating Nano Black, Sumitomo Rubber focused on the idea that the more times light strikes a light-absorbing surface, the blacker the resulting material looks. This then saw the company adopt a...

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Bridgestone Supplies Fuel-Efficient Ecopia R680 Tires for Popular Nissan Minivan

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that it is supplying its Ecopia R680 tires as OE for the Nissan NV200 Vanette. The NV200 Vanette finds use across a wide range of fields, including business, daily use and leisure, and is well regarded for the convenience it offers. Focused on providing next-level sustainability and mobility, the Ecopia R680 is positioned by Bridgestone...

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Tire Monitoring System From Yokohama Rubber Goes Into Demonstration Testing

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently launched demonstration testing for its newly developed tire solution service, beginning efforts here earlier this month in conjunction with Orix Auto Corp. The testing here is seeing Yokohama Rubber’s Tire air Pressure Remote access System (TPRS) get fitted to vehicles under Orix CarShare, a car sharing business run by Orix. TPRS is capable of...

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Sumitomo Rubber Supplies Highly Fuel Efficient Tires as OE for New Toyota Land Cruiser

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced that it has started supplying its Dunlop-branded Grandtrek AT23 and Grandtrek PT5A tires as OE for the newly launched Toyota Land Cruiser 300. On top of providing the durability, reliability and other such basic performance metrics sought after in Land Cruiser tires, the AT23 and PT5A incorporate a new tread compound that offers...

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Yokohama Rubber to Invest in Additional Off-Highway Tire Production at New Indian Plant

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has announced that it intends to invest in additional production capacity at its Visakhapatnam Plant, which is currently under construction in India. This comes with the aim of further increasing the production capacity of Yokohama Off-Highway Tires (YOHT), a company division of subsidiaries engaged in the production and sale of off-highway tires (OHTs) for the...

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Yokohama Rubber Develops New and Improved Studless Winter Tire for Trucks, Buses

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has announced a domestic launch for the 904W, a new studless winter tire for trucks and buses. Set to be made available this September from Yokohama tire distributors across Japan, the new tire will be offered in a total of 14 sizes, ranging from 295/80R22.5 to 215/70R17.5. Designed for overall performance, the 904W not only...

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