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Michelin named ‘Tire Manufacturer of the Year’ at Tire Technology International Awards

Michelin named ‘Tire Manufacturer of the Year’ at Tire Technology International Awards

11th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin has been named Tire Manufacturer of the Year by a global panel of 31 tyre industry specialists. Michelin was awarded the prize at the 2019 Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence at a ceremony during Tire Technology Expo 2019 at the Deutsche Messe, Hannover, Germany.

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Goodyear awarded for soybean oil innovation

26th February 2018 | 0 Comments

After what has been described as the “tightest race” at the 2018 Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was named the winner in the Environmental Achievement of the Year category. The tyre maker was awarded for its work in applying soybean oil in tyre tread compound as a replacement for traditional petroleum oil. Goodyear narrowly beat fellow shortlistee PPG/US DOE, which had been nominated for its work to combine silica with natural rubber to reduce rolling resistance in truck tyres. The shortlist also included Apollo Tyres/RRI and JK Tyre & Industries Ltd.

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Tire Tech Awards – Pirelli named ‘Tire Manufacturer of the Year’

Tire Tech Awards – Pirelli named ‘Tire Manufacturer of the Year’

23rd February 2018 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has been selected from a shortlist that also included Apollo Tyres, Goodyear and Hankook to be named Tire Manufacturer of the Year at this year’s Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence. This is the first win for Pirelli in this category since 2009, and the awards judging panel comments that a strategic focus on high-value premium products, a reorganisation that led to the creation of Prometeon and a stock market flotation, a renewed commitment to R&D with the University of Milan and the launch of the Connesso connected tyre were all factors that led to the tyre maker’s selection.

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Harjeev Kandhari introduces Cartyzen tyre subscription scheme at Tire Technology Expo

Harjeev Kandhari introduces Cartyzen tyre subscription scheme at Tire Technology Expo

22nd February 2018 | 0 Comments

Zenises’s new tyre subscription business, Cartyzen, has been introduced by the company’s CEO, Harjeev Kandhari, at Tire Technology Expo in Hannover, Germany. The company plans to launch a full service business in Spain, making it the first country in the world to have a full-scale tyre subscription service, following a trial of the model in Germany.

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Nominees for Tire Technology awards announced

30th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The shortlisted nominations for this year’s Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence have been published, and the contenders for honours in 2018 include a number of companies whose technological developments we’ve been following. Winners will be decided by a 30-strong panel of experts from the tyre industry and academia and announced during the Expo at a Gala Dinner on the evening of 21 February.

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Prof Gert Heinrich awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

Prof Gert Heinrich awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

17th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Professor Gert Heinrich has been presented with the Tire Technology International Lifetime Achievement Award. A prominent polymer materials researcher and Continental, Professor Heinrich once trained as a bricklayer; publishing more than 450 journal papers, he has become a world-leading authority in the building blocks of tyre performance.

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TTX: Continental named ‘Tire Manufacturer of the Year’

TTX: Continental named ‘Tire Manufacturer of the Year’

17th February 2017 | 0 Comments

The 27-member judging panel for this year’s Tire Technology International awards has named Continental its Tire Manufacturer of the Year. The German tyre maker is said to have been propelled to a “narrow victory” ahead of Hankook Tire thanks to the sizable investments in R&D and production it realised or announced during 2016.

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Versalis, Genomatica win TTI Award for renewable butadiene JV

Versalis, Genomatica win TTI Award for renewable butadiene JV

17th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Versalis, a European producer in the polymers and elastomers industry, and bioengineering firm Genomatica’s joint venture project to create renewable butadiene has been presented with Tire Technology International’s Environmental Achievement of the Year award. The companies embarked on the long-term project to address concerns around potential butadiene shortages and price increases. In a demonstration run in 2016, several kilograms of renewable butadiene were prepared starting from commercial sugars, with polymerisation tests showing no differences between the polybutadiene prepared from fossil or renewable feedstock.

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Falken tyre compound technology wins Tire Technology of the Year Award

Falken tyre compound technology wins Tire Technology of the Year Award

16th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Sumitomo Rubber Industries’ global brand Falken has won the Tire Technology of the Year Award at the annual awards for innovation and excellence. An independent panel of 27 international tyre industry experts presented the brand’s Advanced 4D Nano Design technology, the latest development of the pioneering work debuted by SRI in 2014, with the accolade on 15 February 2017 at the Tire Technology Expo in Hannover, Germany.

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TTX Award “confirms” VMI’s value & innovation-based strategy

TTX Award “confirms” VMI’s value & innovation-based strategy

16th February 2017 | 0 Comments

VMI edged ahead of fellow shortlistee Comerio Ercole in what is said to be a very tight race to win Tire Industry Supplier of the Year for the second time. The 2017 award was received by Harm Voortman, VMI Group president and chief executive officer, at the TTX Award gala dinner on 15 February.

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‘Tire Manufacturing Innovation’ award for Bridgestone & Examation

‘Tire Manufacturing Innovation’ award for Bridgestone & Examation

16th February 2017 | 0 Comments

The Examation tyre assembly system is said to have resulted in a “landslide victory” for Bridgestone at the 2017 TTX Awards. The company was named Tire Manufacturing Innovation of the Year award at a ceremony in Hannover, Germany this week.

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Evonik presenting silica/silane life cycle assessment at TTE

8th February 2017 | 0 Comments

At this year’s Tire Technology Expo, Evonik will present its new cradle to grave Life Cycle Assessment of the environmental impact resulting from tyre treads based on silica/silane and S-SBR in comparison to tyre treads based on carbon black and E-SBR rubber.

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Lanxess presenting new tyre industry solutions at TTE

9th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Next month the Lanxess Rhein Chemie Additives business unit will present a variety of solutions for tyre makers the Tire Technology Expo in Hannover, Germany. These solutions, which will be featured on the company’s stand (hall 2, stand 224), include the Rhenodiv range of eco-friendly tyre release agents, Rhenomark tyre marking paints, Rhenoshape tyre curing bladders and Rhenogran aramid fibre masterbatches.

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Nokian, Bridgestone amongst this year’s TTI Awards honourees

Nokian, Bridgestone amongst this year’s TTI Awards honourees

18th February 2016 | 0 Comments

According to a panel of 27 judges, Bridgestone Corporation is this year’s Tire Manufacturer of the Year. The company was named victor in this Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence 2016 category at a gala dinner in Hanover, Germany last night. The winners of four other category awards and a lifetime achievement award were also announced.

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MILEXX – VMI applies MAXX technology to truck tyre manufacture

MILEXX – VMI applies MAXX technology to truck tyre manufacture

27th January 2016 | 0 Comments

The machine VMI calls a “new dawn for truck tyre building” will be launched next month. The VMI MILEXX, which draws upon the technological principles applied in the VMI MAXX car tyre builder, will be unveiled at Tire Technology Expo 2016.

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