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Yokohama Rubber Schedules Japanese Launch of Geolandar X-MT Tires for Autumn

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) has announced plans for this autumn to launch Japanese sales of the Geolandar X-MT, a mud-terrain tire for SUVs and pickup trucks. The tire is already available for pre-sale in the North American market. Geolandar tires are offered by Yokohama Rubber worldwide as a high-added-value brand of tires for SUVs and pickup trucks. The X-MT...

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Toyo Tires Supplies Proxes R47 Tires for New Toyota Crown

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) recently revealed that it has begun supplying its Proxes R47 tires as original equipment to Toyota Motor Corp. (TYO:7203) for the automaker’s new Toyota Crown, which was announced on June 26. The updated Crown represents the 15th generation of the model following its debut in 1955. In developing the new model, Toyota has...

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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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Michelin Japan to Launch New High-End Touring Tires

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. is planning a July 2 release of the Michelin Primacy 4, a new line of high-end touring tires. There will be 36 available sizes, ranging from 16 to 19 inches. The Michelin Primacy 4 touring tires have advanced specs that boost performance on wet road surfaces, offering drivers reassurance with durability that makes for excellent...

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Mondo Design Makes Speakers by Recycling Used Tires

Mondo Design Co. Ltd., which reuses tires and their inner tubes to manufacture bags and other consumer products, has been creating a stir with its SEAL Speaker line of audio speakers that use old motorcycle tires as-is for a structural frame. Part of the company’s SEAL brand of environmentally friendly products, the wireless speakers also incorporate cedar lumber produced from...

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Toyo Tires Develops Simulation Technology for Tire and Vehicle Aerodynamics

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) has developed proprietary new technology for the simulation of tire aerodynamics. This will help the company to bring about highly aerodynamic new tires, which are necessary to help improve fuel efficiency and deal with the shift toward electrified vehicles. Loaded with various pattern designs from actual tires, the technology combines these with driving...

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