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Bridgestone Develops New Rubber With High Strength, Crack Resistance

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that it has developed a new polymer, the first of its kind, using advanced synthetic technology for macromolecular conjugates. By combining rubber and resin at a molecular level, Bridgestone has become the first in the world to develop what it calls High Strength Rubber (HSR), a hybrid material able to freely exhibit the superior capabilities...

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Toyo Tires Set to Launch New Premium Sports Tire for SUVs

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) recently announced that it will launch the new Proxes Sport SUV tire on June 1. A premium sports tire for SUVs, the new product is being marketed under the company’s global flagship brand Proxes. With this product launch, Toyo Tires is looking to expand its lineup of SUV tires in the Japanese market....

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Yokohama Rubber President Lays Out Plans for Focus on Motorsport Events

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) President Masataka Yamaishi has laid out plans to continue his company’s active focus on motorsport events this year, which marks the beginning of the company’s new medium-term management plan, “Grand Design 2020.” Yamaishi revealed his plans as part of an April 22 press conference at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, where the first...

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Michelin Japan to Launch New All-Season Tire for Small Wheel Loaders

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. has announced that it will launch the Michelin Cross Grip, an all-season radial tire for small wheel loaders, in Japan this September. The tire will be sized at 440/80R24, which is equivalent to 16.9R24. The most significant feature of the new product is its ability to help meet year-round urban needs – such as construction,...

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Continental Starts Setup of New Tire Plant in Thailand

Continental AG last year announced that it held a groundbreaking and prayer ceremony on Nov. 21, 2017, to mark the start of construction at the company’s new greenfield tire plant in Rayong, Thailand. These efforts mark Continental’s fifth greenfield investment into a tire plant since 1999. With the completion of the new plant, Continental’s Tire Division will expand its global...

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Mitsubishi Equips New Eclipse Cross With Toyo Tires’ Proxes R44

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (TYO:7211) has adopted the Proxes R44 tire made by Toyo Tire and Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) as original equipment for its new Eclipse Cross SUV, which launched on March 1. The tires are made with Nano Balance Technology, a proprietary technology for basic materials design that provides for nano-level control during the development of rubber materials. This...

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