Company News

Accella acquires Zeus Tyrefill Systems

Accella Performance Materials, Inc., a manufacturer of polyurethanes, plastisols and recycled rubber products, has announced the acquisition of Zeus Tyrefill Systems GmbH (Zeus), manufacturer of tyre fill systems and flatproofing solutions for heavy duty industrial and “off the road” vehicles. Zeus will be a subsidiary of Accella Polyurethane Systems, further building the tyre fill business along with the Arnco and Pathway Performance Polymers subsidiaries. No price details have been revealed.

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UK News

Impressive figures as Health & Safety Act turns 40

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act, and workplace equipment supplier Slingsby says new figures revealing the UK is now one of the safest countries to work in the world must be applauded, but warns there is still work to do because thousands of unnecessary accidents still occur every year. The figures, released by The Health & Safety Executive (HSE), show that in 1974 more than 650 people lost their lives every year at work, compared to a record low of 133 today. The numbers of injuries occurring at work have also fallen significantly from 336,701, 40 years ago, to 78,222 now. Slingsby supplies more than 35,000 workplace products, including a vast range of health and safety related equipment, which helps organisations across all sectors comply with related legislation.

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International News

Infinity making IAA debut in Hannover

Infinity making IAA debut in Hannover

Infinity reports that it intends to step up its European truck tyre development and sales activity in 2015. And as a prelude to this, the company will be debuting its range at IAA 2014 in Hall 25 Stand A02. “The decision to be at the largest commercial vehicle fair is to support our engagement in the important European market”, commented KK Singh, European sales manager. “Infinity offers high quality products for the most demanding conditions. Our latest products are being developed in the most modern facilities and further tested in Europe and are being constantly improved to meet the highest regulation standards. Our growing success, and also the positive reactions of our partners, now gives us confidence to display our excellent products to wider markets”.

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Motorsport

Pirelli previews F1 return from mid-season break at Spa

Pirelli previews F1 return from mid-season break at Spa

Following a three-week break the 2014 Formula One season will resume at the fan-favourite Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Pirelli will supply its P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft tyres, a softer choice compared to last year – the exclusive tyre supplier says this allocation is designed to promote different strategies on what is, at 7km, the longest lap of the year.

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Retreading News

Easi Recycling launches W8500H tyre baler

Easi Recycling launches W8500H tyre baler

Responding to calls for a sturdy, heavy duty baling presses to handle the increased demand tyre baling, Easi Recycling has upgraded its range to include the higher output W8500H baler. Processing 400/500 tyres per hour, with an 85 ton pressing force and increased support pressing plate, the W8500H has been purposefully designed and manufactured for the tough material waste management of vehicle tyres.

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Product News

Charity success for rally-winning team

Charity success for rally-winning team

The ‘TerraClean on Tour’ team are celebrating after winning the 1200-mile ‘Two Ball Rally’ and raising an impressive £5000 for Macmillan Cancer Support at the same time. The technicians can normally be found using TerraClean’s unique decarbonisation technology to successfully improve the emissions, fuel economy and performance of a range of vehicles. But between 14-18 August they took turns behind the wheel of an ex-London taxi – bought for only £500 and given the TerraClean treatment before it departed – in a bid to win the Two Ball Rally.

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Career Tracks

TIA names 2014 Hall of Fame recipients

The US Tire Industry Association (TIA) is pleased to announce the names of the 2014 Hall of Fame recipients. This year's honorees are Harold Coker, founder of Coker Tire Company, Charles Cornell, the late founder of Tech International and Juanita Purcell, Executive Vice President of Purcell Tire & Rubber Company.

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Legislation

Conflicting views on higher speed limits for trucks

The Government has announced plans to raise the speed limit for lorries on single carriageway roads to 50 mph and the move has generated diametrically opposed views. On the pro side, Transport minister Claire Perry says that the move is part of a package of measures to cut congestion, reduce dangerous overtaking and help get the country moving. Brake, the road safety charity, has expressed serious concerns about the proposed limit increase and the announcement comes as a survey by Brake and Digby Brown solicitors reveals the extent of risky driving on country roads.

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