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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
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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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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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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09-10-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
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
ITEC 2014 Recycling Workshop, Paper 48: Pavement Systems and Best Practices for Using Recycled Tire Rubber in Asphalt
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Learn about current practices in the use of recycled tire rubber in asphalt, how and where engineers design asphalt systems with tire rubber and the performance and cost benefits that are...
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09-10-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Forensic Tire Peer Review, Paper 13: You Got it but Hackers want it. What's Your Plan
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Confidential tire manufacturing data including rubber compounds and processing details are increasingly vulnerable and represent areas of high risk to any manufacturer.  Current protection...
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ITEC 2014 Bio-Elastomer Challenge, Paper 26: Challenges and Progress in Alternate Rubber Crop Research and Development
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Parthenium argentatum (guayule) and Taraxacum kok-saghyz (buckeye gold dandelion aka Russian dandelion, aka Kazak dandelion) are both being investigated and developed as  supplements...
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09-10-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Paper 44: Green Technology and Environmental Sustainability--Tire Industry
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Today the world is demanding ‘Green’ machines, refrigerators, air conditioners, automobiles with ever increasing efficiencies so how do rubber products specially the tyre &...
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ITEC 2014 Bio-Elastomer Challenge, Paper 28: Cultivation and Processing of Taraxacum Kok-Saghyz in British Columbia, Canada
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Taraxacum kok-saghyz (TKS) is an important industrial rubber-producing plant that can be grown annually in Canada.  TKS has already been proven to be the promising commercial source of...
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09-10-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Paper 51: Naphthenic Process Oils--Meeting the Ever Changing Challenges for Non-Aromatic Process Oils for Tires
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The tire industry has seen significant changes in the last few years, especially in the European Union and by extension to the world.  The banning of Distillate Aromatic Extracts (DAE) in...
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ITEC 2014 Forensic Tire Peer Review, Paper 12: Do Old Worn Out Tires Retain Anti-Degradents
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Anti-degradants are important chemical ingredients that are added to rubber compounds to protect the rubber from chemical reactions with oxygen and ozone.  The anti-degradants reduce, but...
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ITEC 2014 Paper 21: Laser Cleaning of Innerliners and Tire Moulds
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Presented by Florian Schreiber, Director Sales Tire Industry, 4JET Technologies GmbH. ...
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ITEC 2014 Paper 1: Rubber Mixing Equipment, Past, Present and Future
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It is important to understand the evolution of internal batch mixer construction to better grasp concepts of future of mixer design.  Current and future advanced compound developments...
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ITEC 2014 Paper 3: Modernizing Production Machinery to Gain Efficiency, Quality and Reduce Waste
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Clear trends in Western tire plants are a higher level of automation, less labor, and a reliable QA control. In addition, flexibility, safety and ergonomy are becoming increasingly important....
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ITEC 2014 Paper 41: Butyl Ionomers--A New Class of Butyl Rubber for Tire Inner Liner Applications
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Butyl rubber possesses many unique properties including high impermeability to gases and liquids, low temperature flexibility, and broad damping characteristics.  These properties make...
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ITEC 2014 Paper 23: Laser Surface Processing--Marking and Tread Ablation
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This program will cover the benefits of laser surface processing as a customer relations management tool, as well as how to implement the technology within your facility.  Presented by Rolf ...
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ITEC 2014 Paper 42: Lightweight Tires with Twaron P-aramid: the way Forward
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In today's legislative and economic climate, the safety and the environmental footprint of consumer and industrial products are considered more and more.  The mobility of people and...
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ITEC 2014 Paper 40: The Application of Phenolic Resins to Tire Manufacture
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  Presented by Scott Howard, Manager--R & D NA, Sii Group ...
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ITEC 2014 Paper 7: Rolling Resistance--Benefits of Improved Testing Hardware & Protocols
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Presented by Alex Hasbach, Vice President, Akron Special Machinery ...
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ITEC 2014 Paper 19: Improving White Sidewall Performance Using Predispersed Titanium Dioxide
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Compounding white sidewall compounds is a difficult process. The difficulty comes not from the formulation or mixing procedure but from potential contamination. Since white sidewall compounds...
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09-09-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8