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RPN - R&D Spending Trends - 2011 to 2014
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R&D Spending Trends - 2011 to 2014 Tire companies ranked by the top 20 based on R&D (research and development) spending trends for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. The ranking also takes a...
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09-07-2015 Statistics Excel 80 $225
RPN - R&D Spending Trends - 2014
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R&D Spending Trends - 2014 Tire companies ranked by the top 20 based on R&D (research and development) spending trends for 2014 only. The ranking also takes a look as the percentage...
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09-07-2015 Statistics Excel 20 $75
RPN - 2015 Global Tire Plant Listings - PDF
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2015 Global Tire Plant Listings - PDF Listing of all pneumatic tire plants worldwide. This list has been updated and includes detailed information including: Continent, Country, Company, Plant...
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09-07-2015 Lists and Rankings PDF 555 $200
RPN - Corporate Financial Results - 2014
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Corporate Financial Results - 2014 Tire companies ranked by the top 20 based on total revenue and % change over prior year for sales, operating earnings and net earnings, as well as reporting...
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09-07-2015 Statistics Excel 20 $75
RPN - Capital Spending Trends - 2014
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Capital Spending Trends - 2014 Tire companies ranked by the top 20 based on Capital spending trends for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. The ranking also takes a look as the percentage change year...
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09-07-2015 Statistics Excel 20 $75
RPN - North American Rubber Company Operating Ratios - 2014
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From the Annual Rubber Rankings, this report lists top North American Rubber Manufacturers in alphabetical order and includes information on Corporate Sales, Capital Expenditures and R&D...
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06-29-2015 Lists and Rankings Excel 21 $150
RPN - U.S. DOT Global Tire Plant Codes List - 2015
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Listing of the 950 U.S. Department of Transportation ID codes for new tire plants worldwide, updated to reflect current ownership status can be sorted alpha-numerically by code; alphabetically...
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01-15-2015 Lists and Rankings Excel 950 $350
RPN - North American Rubber Company - Sales per Employee - 2014
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Fiscal 2014 sales/employee listing for North America's leading rubber companies. Listing includes: # of employees, 2014 sales/employee. ...
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06-29-2015 Lists and Rankings Excel 20 $125
RPN - North American Rubber Company Earnings - 2014
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From the Annual Rubber Rankings, this list details top North American rubber product manufacturers in alphabetical order with 2014 corporate sales, operating earnings, net earnings and noting...
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06-29-2015 Lists and Rankings Excel 22 $150
RPN - Ranking of Largest North American Retreaders based on rubber used during last full year - 2014
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Ranking of Largest North American Retreaders based on rubber used during last full year - 2014. Ranking of Top 50 Medium & Heavy Truck Tire Retreaders Top 15 Off-Road Tire...
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03-29-2015 Lists and Rankings Excel 70 $150
RPN - World Top 50: Non-Tire Rubber Products - 2014
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From the Annual Rubber Rankings, this report lists the world's Top 50 Non-Tire Rubber Producers ranked by 2014 non-tire rubber sales.Listing includes: 2014 Rank, 2013 Rank, Company Name, HQ...
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06-29-2015 Lists and Rankings Excel 50 $250
RPN - North American Rubber Sales Leaders - 2014
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From the Annual Rubber Rankings Report, this list ranks the top 50 North American Rubber Product Makers by 2014 corporate sales for the parent company.Listing includes: 2014 Rank, 2013 Rank,...
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06-29-2015 Lists and Rankings Excel 50 $150
Ranking of Largest North American Retreaders, based on 2013 rubber used (Excel)
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Ranking of Largest North American Retreaders based on rubber used during last full year - 2013. For Top 50 Medium & Heavy Truck Tire Retreaders, Top 15 Off-Road Tire Retreaders and Top 5...
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03-31-2014 Lists and Rankings PDF 70 $150
Capital Spending Trends - 2013
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Tire companies ranked by the top 20 based on Capital spending trends for 2013. The ranking also takes a look as the percentage of change for 2012 versus 2013. ...
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09-08-2014 Statistics Excel 20 $75
Corporate Financial Results - 2013
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Tire companies ranked by the top 20 based on total revenue and % change over prior year for sales, operating earnings and net earnings, as well as reporting  operating and net earnings as a ...
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09-08-2014 Statistics Excel 20 $75
R&D Spending Trends - 2013
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Tire companies ranked by the top 20 based on R&D (research and development) spending trends for 2013. The ranking also takes a look as the percentage of change for 2012 versus 2013. ...
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09-08-2014 Statistics Excel 20 $75
Capital Spending Trends - 2011 to 2013
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Tire companies ranked by the top 20 based on Capital spending trends for 2011, 2012 and 2013. The ranking also takes a look as the percentage change year over year. ...
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09-08-2014 Lists and Rankings Excel 60 $200
Global TIre Company Rankings - 2014 - Top 75
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Ranking of the Top 75 Global Tire Companies based on 2013 sales in Excel worksheet format that you can download, access and print on your computer. ...
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09-08-2014 Lists and Rankings Excel 75 $125
2014 Global TIre Plant Listings
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Listing of all pneumatic tire plants worldwide. This list has been updated and can now be sorted on any of the provided data fields: Continent, Country, Company, Plant Location/City, Network,...
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09-08-2014 Lists and Rankings Excel 555 $400
2014 Global Tire Report booklet (PDF)
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This PDF booklet includes the Corporate Financial Results for 2013, R&D and Capital Spending Trends for 2013, Top 75 Ranking and Global Tire Plant Listing information as it was originally...
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09-08-2014 Special Reports PDF 640 $350
ITEC 2014 Paper 18: Applications for the RPA Extended Dynamic Range (EDR) in Measuring Silanization Reactions from the Mixing of Silica-loaded Stocks
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With the introduction of silica into tire treads in the 1990s, the use of organo-silanes also greatly increased as well in order to achieve the needed improvements in tire rolling resistance....
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09-11-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Paper 15: Improved Mixing Efficiency of High Silica Containing Compounds
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As tire companies continue to go higher and higher silica contents to achieve improved tread properties, silica mixing is becoming more difficult.  Tangential rotors yield equivalent...
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09-11-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Paper 57: Innovative Automatic Bank Control for High Performance Calendering Process
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Nowadays high performance calendering process, both for fabric or steel cord rubberizing, require very accurate and proper automatic rolling bank control.  The quality of final calendered...
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09-11-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Paper 34: US DOT Regulatory Requirements Pertaining to Tire Importers, Distributors & Dealers
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An overview of the role of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), NHTSA's Tire Compliance Enforcement Program, and Tire Registration Requirements for Tire Dealers and...
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09-11-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Paper 33: Modulus Profile Study of Artificially Aged Tires with Various Inflation Gases
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The aging behavior of three tire brands were studied by oven aging.  Whole tire oven aging was used.  The work compared various inflation gases, including air, 50/50-O2/N2, and...
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09-11-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Paper 53: Real Time Separation Monitoring System During Dynamometer Testing
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The endurance test monitoring system EMS has been successfully installed to enable test engineers to observe and analyze a tire during an ongoing endurance or high speed test on drum test...
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09-11-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Paper 32: Dynamic Characterization of Laminate Layers in Tires & Understanding the Degradation of Dynamic Properties
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Nanoindentation is a powerful technique for characterizing small volumes of material for the mechanical properties of elastic modulus, hardness, and viscoelasticity. The primary advantage of...
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09-11-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Paper 52: Indian Tire Industry--Opportunities and Challenges of Radialisation
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Economic growth requiring increased mobility accelerates changes in automobile and Tyre industry globally.  Over the next decade, the global demand for vehicles and components...
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09-11-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Paper 35: The Tire Idenitification Number (TIN): Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
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This paper will present the history and future of the Tire Identification Number (TIN), the alpha-numeric that is molded on every tire sold in the US.  It has come under fire as being hard...
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09-11-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Tire Manufacturing: The complete set of papers or presentations
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Includes all 53 papers and/or power points that ITEC is able to make available. ...
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09-11-2014 Conference Papers PDF 53 $350
ITEC 2014 Paper 56: Some Comparision and Contrast of European and North American Tire Regulations
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Changes to the tire regulatory landscape have simply impacted tire manufacturers.  Global sales networks have manufacturers complying with regulations in almost every country of sale.  ...
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09-11-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Paper 36: Curing Bladder Permanent Release Technology Advances
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With consumer demand for noise-reducing tires and run-flat tires in the growing premium segment, producers are in need of a release agent that will not affect the adhesion of material being...
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09-11-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Paper 16: Reactivity and Usage of Different Sulfur-Functionalized Rubber Silanes
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It is well known that rubber silanes are used as coupling agents which are necessary to achieve a high degree of reinforcement in silica-filled rubber compounds.  The silanes establish not...
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09-11-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Paper 55: High-Resolution 3D Bead-to-Bead Scanning using High-Speed Line Laser Sensors
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New tire designs are measured to verify that the inflated shape conforms to the specified design. This paper presents a method by which the 3D surface topography of a cured and inflated tire can ...
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09-11-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Paper 17: Processing of Sulfer-Functionalized Silanes in Silica-Filled Rubber Compounds
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In silica-filled tire tread compounds bi-functional silanes are essential to achieve the desired compound properties.  The silane creates a covalent linkage between the filler and the...
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09-11-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Forensic Tire Peer Review, Paper 10: Effect of Localized Belt Delamination on Treadware Rate
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The initial work on the subject, published in RPN in 2007, reported a wide range of rates of differential wear over belt separation. This paper further refines and quantifies the tread wear...
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09-09-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Bio-Elastomer Challenge, Paper 25: Synthetic Rubber Feedback Trends: Seeking Order Out of Chaos
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In recent years the markets for synthetic rubber feedstocks have experienced significant fundamental change with associated supply and price volatility.  Fundamental shifts in the ethylene...
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09-10-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Recycling Workshop, Paper 47: Sell a Tire, Recycle a Tire
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This program presents Bridgestone's Tires4Ward Program.  The company's vision is working towards ensuring that for every Bridgestone tire sold in the U.S., one spent tire (that's a tire...
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09-10-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Recycling Workshop, Paper 45: Greenest Tire
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This program reviews the challenges faced by the industry to incorporate sustainable materials into low rolling resistance tires.  The challenges are broad, and include necessary supply...
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09-10-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Forensic Tire Peer Review, Paper 9: Tire Tread Depth and Wet Traction--A Review
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The relationship of tire tread depth to wet traction has been a subject of technical research and discussion since at least the mid 1960s. Now, nearly 50 years on, these discussions continue,...
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09-09-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Bio-Elastomer Challenge, Paper 30: Elite Seed Material of Genotypes with High Natural Rubber Content from Wild Populations of Taraxacum Kok-Saghyz in Kazakstan
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Kok-saghyz (Taraxacum kok-saghyz Rodin) is a producer of natural rubber with quality equal or higher to the one, from well-known hevea (Hevea brasiliensis).  We conducted a study of kok-...
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09-10-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Bio-Elastomer Challenge, Paper 31: Moving Toward Sustainable Tire
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This paper introduces Bridgestone Corporation's long term  environmental vision.  The paper also provides insights of Bridgestone's research activities in guayule, TKS, bio-based...
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09-10-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Bio-Elastomer Challenge, Paper 27: Incorporation of Sustainable Materials into Rubber Compounds--Natural Rubber Alternatives and Recycled Rubber
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Options for sustainable materials are broad and include renewable sources for oils, elastomers, and fillers, as well as recycled and reclaimed fillers.  Alternatives to hevea natural rubber ...
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ITEC 2014 Forensic Tire Peer Review, Paper 11: Error Analysis of Rapid Wear Estimation in Tread Separation
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In forensic analysis of tires having suffered a tread and outer belt detachement, several questions need to be resolved by the forensic analyst regarding the development of the crack system...
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ITEC 2014 Forensic Tire Peer Review, Paper 8: Taking Key Information From Your Laboratory to the Courtroom
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As tire litigation evolves, the roles of research scientists and tire engineers continue to expand.  Both plaintiffs and defendants are relying on the research and work these individuals...
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ITEC 2014 Recycling Workshop, Paper 46: Scrap Tire Recycling Market Trends, Barriers and Opportunities
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This presentation will describe trends in scrap tire recycling markets.  It will include discussion of barriers and opportunities to expanding crumb rubber and other markets for recycled...
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ITEC 2014 Forensic Tire Peer Review, Paper 14: Reverse Engineering of Rubber Products--Concepts, Tools & Techniques
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Reverse Engineering is the process of duplicating an existing component, subassembly, or product, without the aid of drawings, documentation, or computer model.  In other words, it is the...
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ITEC 2014 Bio-Elastomer Challenge, Paper 29: Guayule at Warp Speed
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The wait for a sustainable, stable source of natural rubber for the tire industry is finally over. Thanks to advanced argonomic research, genetic breakthroughs and efficient extraction, guayule...
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09-10-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Forensic Tire Peer Review, the collected papers or presentations
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Set includes "Taking Key Information From Your Laboratory to the Courtroom," presented by Chad Mowery, Partner, Roetzel & Andress and Joseph Ruscak, Associate, Roetzel & Andress; "Tire...
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09-10-2014 Conference Papers PDF 7 $50
ITEC 2014 Bio-Elastomer Challenge, the collected papers or presentations
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Set includes "Synthetic Rubber Feedback Trends: Seeking Order Out of Chaos," presented by Bill Hyde, Senior Director Olefins and Elastomers, IHS Chemical; "Challenges and Progress in Alternate...
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09-10-2014 Conference Papers PDF 7 $50