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Sumitomo Rubber Develops New Tire Sensing Technology

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has developed a new tire sensing technology able to detect road conditions and tire load. Sensing Core, as the company calls the technology, analyzes the wheel speed signals that are generated by the rotation of the tires. Sumitomo Rubber has already made extensive progress on its Deflation Warning System (DWS) technology, which analyzes wheel speed signals from the...

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JATMA Statistics Reveal Recycled Scrap Tires Down for 2016

The Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association (JATMA) has compiled statistics on the recycling of scrap tires in Japan during 2016. The overall total of scrap tires in 2016 was 94 million units, a 1-percent year-on-year decline of 1 million tires. Measured in weight, this figure came in at 997,000 tons, a year-on-year drop of 3,000 tons. In the category of...

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Bridgestone Develops Airless Bicycle Tire

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) said that it has developed jointly with Bridgestone Cycle Co. Ltd. a next-generation bicycle tire that does not need to be inflated with air. The companies will work on feasibility studies with a look to making the new tire commercially available by 2019. The development is part of the company’s Air Free Concept, a technology that eliminates...

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Pirelli Japan to Increase Domestic Tire Prices

Pirelli Japan Co. Ltd. has announced that it will increase the prices of its Pirelli and Metzeler-branded tires on June 1. Summer tires for passenger vehicles and SUVs will be increased in price by an average of 6 percent, and motorcycle tire prices will be increased by 6.5 percent. This will be followed by a 6-percent increase to passenger vehicle...

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Kumho Tire to Increase Prices 7%

Kumho Tire Japan Inc. will increase its domestic prices on tires by 7 percent from April 1, following a similar announcement made recently by Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101). The change will apply to tires for passenger vehicles, vans, trucks and buses. A representative from Kumho Tire stated that the company could not absorb the rising prices of both natural...

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Yokohama Rubber Launches New Fuel-Efficient Global Standard Tire, Heavily Draws on Japanese Technologies

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) said that it will from this spring start sales of a new fuel-efficient global standard tire, the BluEarth-Es ES32. The new tire will initially be rolled out in Europe, Asia and Oceania. Marketing will gradually expand to the Middle East and Latin American markets, although it is not planned to be sold in some countries,...

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