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Author: Pramod Thomas

Hankook to present ‘tyre technologies of tomorrow’ at IAA 2017

Hankook Tyre will be exhibiting tyre technologies of tomorrow in Hall 8, Booth C26 at the IAA 2017 from September 12 to 24, 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany.  Alongside design ideas for the mobility concepts of the future, the focus will be on innovations in premium original fitment tyres and the current winter tyre line-up. “The IAA is the ideal platform for current developments and progress in the automotive sector. For Hankook, it is the best opportunity to present the technical highlights of global R&D activities and demonstrate the increasing development of the company,” said Ho-Youl Pae, COO for Europe,...

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Porsche launches world’s first braided carbon fibre wheels

Porsche has become the world’s first vehicle manufacturer to offer lightweight wheels with braided carbon fibre. The new carbon wheels will be available as an option for the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series from the beginning of 2018. Together, these wheels weigh around 8.5 kg, 20 per cent lighter than standard alloy wheels. In Germany, the price will be EUR 15,232 including VAT, said a press statement on the company website. Manufactured entirely from carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP), the wheel is essentially comprised of two components. The wheel centre is made from carbon-fibre fabric. This involves cutting and...

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Atturo launches AZ610; offers longest warranty in history

Atturo Tire has launched SUV and crossover tyre AZ610. As the latest addition to the AZ-series, the AZ610 is offered in a range of T-, H- and V-speed rated sizes. The company also offers a 60,000 mile tread life warranty – the longest warranty in Atturo history. “The crossover and small SUV segment is the fastest growing in the vehicle market. Replacement tyre demand for these vehicles is set to explode over the coming few years. Atturo’s AZ610 is ready to meet the need with a tread pattern that is capable of performance in all seasons. The stylish sidewall...

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Trelleborg to demonstrate pneumatic tyres at Steinexpo

Trelleborg Wheel Systems industrial and construction tire operation will exhibit its solid and pneumatic tyres at booth B53 at Steinexpo on August 30 to September 2, 2017. Amongst the products on show will be the company’s latest radial and diagonal pneumatic tyres for construction loaders and graders, and its solid tyres for extreme environments. For situations such as scrap metal recycling, waste transfer stations and underground mining operations, Trelleborg’s solid tyres deliver durable, cut resistant solutions that eliminate downtime caused by flats and sidewall cuts, the company said. “Trelleborg has always stood for the best quality products, especially our...

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BKT to set up new carbon black plant at Bhuj for USD 23 million

Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT) will build a new carbon black plant in eight hectares within the Bhuj plant in Gujarat, India with an investment of USD 23 million. The production forecast is about 60,000 tons/year and the new plant will continuously provide raw material for the increasing tyre production, the company said. The meeting of the Board of Directors of the company on July 29, 2017 gave the green signal for the project. “The carbon black plant is another step forward in the company’s middle-and-long-term strategy, which started with setting up the Bhuj site. Inaugurated in 2015, extending over...

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