Tag: Australia

Australia centre a model for Bridgestone’s global mining solutions

16th November 2017 | 0 Comments

A new mining solution base has been set up in Western Australia to provide Bridgestone mining tyres, conveyor belts, and hydraulic hoses, as well as related services, to mine and port customers in the region. Bridgestone says the technologies and expertise accumulated at this base will be employed as the company systematically establishes new mining solution centres in areas near major mines worldwide.

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Dmack to follow home rally victory with Rally Australia

9th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Dmack is preparing for the final round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship still basking in the afterglow of its debut FIA World Rally Championship event victory at Wales Rally GB. The Kennards Hire Rally Australia, based around Coffs Harbour between Brisbane and Sidney, will bring the tyre supplier’s most successful season to a close. Dmack describes Rally Australia as a demanding way to round off the championship, with a varied mix of high-speed gravel roads on offer.

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New real-life research into recycled tyre oil

8th November 2017 | 0 Comments

New Australian research into the properties of oil from recycled tyres will evaluate the performance and emissions of commercial vehicles under actual operating conditions including engines that are representative of heavy duty trucks, light weight commercial vehicles, 4x4s and SUVs. The ‘on-truck’ tests will be conducted on a Kenworth K200 semi-trailer that will leave the Tytec Logistics depot at Wacol, Brisbane this week and undertake the 1200-kilometre journey to the Rio Tinto Hail Creek mine, south of Mackay, North Queensland. It was slated for departure on Tuesday 7 November, with the actual results to be calculated and revealed a week later.

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Aussie recycler turns aircraft tyres into bio fuel

24th October 2017 | 0 Comments

One Australian recycler’s technology is turning old aircraft tyres into bio jet fuel - Green Distillation Technologies (GDT), an Australian company was awarded a bronze medal two years ago in the Edison Awards, rated as the world’s top prize for innovation. The GDT technology is called destructive distillation and can recycle old aircraft tyres into oil, carbon and the steel wire cord, although usually their process is applied to recycling old car tyres into oil, carbon and steel with a typical 10 kg car tyre yielding 4 litres of oil, 4kg of carbon, 2kg of steel, a 70kg truck tyre providing 27 litres of oil, 28 kg of carbon, 15 kg of steel and 4 tonne oversize mining dump truck tyre yielding 1.6 tonnes of carbon, 0.8 tonne of steel and 1500 litres of oil.

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Bridgestone 10th best Aussie franchise

14th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Tyre maker Bridgestone has ranked 10th in the 10th annual list of Australia’s 10 best franchises, as voted by franchisees across the country.

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Hankook Ventus R-s4 arrives down under

Hankook Ventus R-s4 arrives down under

23rd August 2017 | 0 Comments

A successor to the Hankook Ventus R-s3 UHP range has been launched in Australia, and Hankook Tyre Australia says the new Ventus R-s4 semi-slick has been “designed with maximised grip, durability, and handling performance,” making it “perfect for both track and general driving.”

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Australian truck race series running on Giti tyres

Australian truck race series running on Giti tyres

15th August 2017 | 0 Comments

In its first truck and bus tyre racing series partnership anywhere in the world, Giti Tire has become the main sponsor of the 2017 Super Truck Nationals race series in Australia. The tyre maker’s truck and bus race debut coincides with the launch of the Giti brand truck and bus range in the Oceania region.

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50 teams signed up for Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

50 teams signed up for Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

10th July 2017 | 0 Comments

The 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge looks set to be the largest in the event’s 30-year history. This year, 50 teams from 26 countries will compete for the Challenger and Cruiser trophies and battle for line honours across the 1,900-mile journey from Darwin to Adelaide, which commences on 8 October. Bridgestone Corporation returns as the principal title sponsor for the biennial event, a partnership that commenced in 2013. Bridgestone Australia will also supply tyres to four local teams competing in the event.

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Bridgestone partners with Australia’s NatRoad

4th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Australia has become a platinum partner to NatRoad, a non-profit association representing more than 40,000 large and small trucking companies who employ more than 140,000 people within the country’s road freight industry.

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Bridgestone supplying Ecopia tyres to 11 WSC teams

Bridgestone supplying Ecopia tyres to 11 WSC teams

16th June 2017 | 0 Comments

So far, Bridgestone Corporation has entered into agreements to provide its Ecopia tyres to 11 teams participating in the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. The list of teams supplied by Bridgestone is given below.

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Green Distillation Technologies building giant tyre recycling plant in Australia

13th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Green Distillation Technologies is set to build a large off-the-road (OTR) tyre recycling plant in Western Australia in early 2018. The company and Tytec Recycling are collaborating on the processing plant in Perth, which will reclaim raw materials from tyres that are 25 to 63 inches in diameter.

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‘Consistent front to back’ – Continental wins Motor tyre test

‘Consistent front to back’ – Continental wins Motor tyre test

12th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Good on yer, Continental. Australia’s Motor magazine has crowned the ContiSportContact 5 the king of its test of nine performance tyres. In the conclusion to the test report published in the May 2017 issue of Motor, the test team stated they had “little doubt” when it came to choosing the winner, given the two gold and three silvers the Continental tyre bagged in various test categories.

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Nexen Tire sponsoring Australian ‘A-League’ football club

Nexen Tire sponsoring Australian ‘A-League’ football club

18th April 2017 | 0 Comments

A new multi-year partnership with Melbourne City FC will give Nexen Tire branding presence on players’ uniforms. Initially the Nexen logo will appear on the Australian football club’s training kit as it goes into the 2017 Finals Series, and from the start of the 2017/18 season it will also be present on the men’s away kit sleeves. The sponsorship arrangement also covers Melbourne City’s women’s team, and provides Nexen with match day benefits including signage at the team’s home ground, player appearances and ticketing opportunities.

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Pirelli ready for start of ‘revolutionary’ new era in Formula One

Pirelli ready for start of ‘revolutionary’ new era in Formula One

20th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli’s three nominated tyre compounds will deal with new Formula One rules it states are among the most revolutionary in recent history when the 2017 season starts in Melbourne, Australia on 24-26 March. The tyres, which are 25 per cent wider, are expected to support cars that are around five seconds faster than in 2015, and have been designed with a new philosophy: the era of “planned degradation” is over, and the tyres will run with fewer temperature peaks. This should allow the drivers to push hard during every stint, Pirelli states.

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Tyre Derived Fuel reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Australia

9th February 2017 | 0 Comments

A new report prepared for Australian Tyre Recyclers Association (ATRA), “Carbon Value Proposition, Resource Recovery using Tyre Derived Fuels”, states that replacing one tonne of black coal with one tonne of TDF can save emissions of up to 1.05 tonnes of CO2-e into the atmosphere.

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