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Datwyler opens Delaware plant
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MIDDLETOWN, Del.—The sealing unit of Datwyler Holding A.G. celebrated the grand opening of its new medical manufacturing plant in Middletown. The site represents a $100 million investment,...
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MIDDLETOWN, Del.—The sealing unit of Datwyler Holding celebrated the grand opening of its new medical manufacturing plant in Middletown. MIDDLETOWN, Del.—The sealing unit of Datwyler Holding celebrated the grand opening of its new medical manufacturing plant in Middletown. $MIDDLETOWN, Del.—The sealing unit of Datwyler Holding celebrated the grand opening of its new medical manufacturing plant in Middletown.
Yokohama to combine R&D efforts into new center
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CORNELIUS, N.C.—Yokohama Tire Corp. has opened a new research and development facility in Cornelius, designed to bring together its R&D efforts into one location.Yokohama Development...
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CORNELIUS, N.C.—Yokohama has opened a new research and development facility in Cornelius, designed to bring together its research and development efforts into one location. CORNELIUS, N.C.—Yokohama has opened a new research and development facility in Cornelius, designed to bring together its research and development efforts into one location. $CORNELIUS, N.C.—Yokohama has opened a new research and development facility in Cornelius, designed to bring together its research and development efforts into one location.
Photos: Goodyear tires drive NASCAR tradition
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AKRON—The first thing you sense while you tour the Goodyear Innovation Center Manufacturing facility in Akron is the enormous amount of pride, workmanship and know-how that goes into each of ...
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AKRON—The first thing you sense while you tour the Goodyear Innovation Center Manufacturing facility in Akron is the enormous amount of pride, workmanship and know-how that goes into each of the 4,000-plus racing tires. AKRON—The first thing you sense while you tour the Goodyear Innovation Center Manufacturing facility in Akron is the enormous amount of pride, workmanship and know-how that goes into each of the 4,000-plus racing tires. $AKRON—The first thing you sense while you tour the Goodyear Innovation Center Manufacturing facility in Akron is the enormous amount of pride, workmanship and know-how that goes into each of the 4,000-plus racing tires.
Electrification shaking up rubber auto parts sector
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Electrification is shaking up the automotive parts supply-chain: forcing rubber product companies to add new capabilities to their established areas of expertise in materials science and...
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Electrification is shaking up the automotive parts supply-chain: forcing rubber product companies to add new capabilities to their established areas of expertise in materials science and technology. Electrification is shaking up the automotive parts supply-chain: forcing rubber product companies to add new capabilities to their established areas of expertise in materials science and technology. $Electrification is shaking up the automotive parts supply-chain: forcing rubber product companies to add new capabilities to their established areas of expertise in materials science and technology.
Evonik opens tire silicas plant in South Carolina
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GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—Evonik Industries has inaugurated a precipitated silica plant in South Carolina, aimed at better serving the U.S. tire industry.The $120 million investment comes in...
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GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—Evonik Industries has inaugurated a precipitated silica plant in South Carolina, aimed at better serving the U.S. tire industry. GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—Evonik Industries has inaugurated a precipitated silica plant in South Carolina, aimed at better serving the U.S. tire industry. $GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—Evonik Industries has inaugurated a precipitated silica plant in South Carolina, aimed at better serving the U.S. tire industry.
Long development journey pays off for Tweel, Michelin
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AKRON—For the record, Michelin's Steve Cron isn't a big fan of the name given to the product that has defined much of his 30-year career in the tire industry. That product is the Tweel, the ...
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AKRON—For the record, Michelin's Steve Cron isn't a big fan of the name given to the product that has defined much of his 30-year career in the tire industry. That product is the Tweel, the tire maker's easily recognizable product that combines a non-pneumatic tire with a polyurethane spoked wheel. AKRON—For the record, Michelin's Steve Cron isn't a big fan of the name given to the product that has defined much of his 30-year career in the tire industry. That product is the Tweel, the tire maker's easily recognizable product that combines a non-pneumatic tire with a polyurethane spoked wheel. $AKRON—For the record, Michelin's Steve Cron isn't a big fan of the name given to the product that has defined much of his 30-year career in the tire industry. That product is the Tweel, the tire maker's easily recognizable product that combines a non-pneumatic tire with a polyurethane spoked wheel.
Old Dana taps the fountain of youth
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MAUMEE, Ohio—With little fanfare this year, one of the global auto industry's oldest suppliers began repositioning itself for a business of the future. Dana Inc. has made two key...
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MAUMEE, Ohio—With little fanfare this year, one of the global auto industry's oldest suppliers began repositioning itself for a business of the future. MAUMEE, Ohio—With little fanfare this year, one of the global auto industry's oldest suppliers began repositioning itself for a business of the future. $MAUMEE, Ohio—With little fanfare this year, one of the global auto industry's oldest suppliers began repositioning itself for a business of the future.
Kent Elastomer to expand headquarters
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KENT, Ohio—Kent Elastomer Products Inc. is expanding its headquarters to accommodate its growing work force.The firm broke ground on an extension to the office area of its Kent facility,...
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KENT, Ohio—Kent Elastomer Products is expanding its headquarters to accommodate its growing work force. KENT, Ohio—Kent Elastomer Products is expanding its headquarters to accommodate its growing work force. $KENT, Ohio—Kent Elastomer Products is expanding its headquarters to accommodate its growing work force.
Private equity firm KKR set to acquire Minnesota Rubber & Plastics
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MINNEAPOLIS—Norwest Equity Partners has agreed to sell Quadion L.L.C., which does business as Minnesota Rubber & Plastics, to global investment firm KKR & Co. L.P. Terms of the...
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MINNEAPOLIS—Norwest Equity Partners has agreed to sell Quadion, which does business as Minnesota Rubber & Plastics, to global investment firm KKR. MINNEAPOLIS—Norwest Equity Partners has agreed to sell Quadion, which does business as Minnesota Rubber & Plastics, to global investment firm KKR. $ MINNEAPOLIS—Norwest Equity Partners has agreed to sell Quadion, which does business as Minnesota Rubber & Plastics, to global investment firm KKR.
Video: Miller calls Louisville Rubber Division meeting a success LOUISVILLE, Ky.—This week's ACS Rubber Division's International Elastomer Conference has been a success on all levels, according to Executive Director Ed Miller. LOUISVILLE, Ky.—This week's ACS Rubber Division's International Elastomer Conference has been a success on all levels, according to Executive Director Ed Miller. $LOUISVILLE, Ky.—This week's ACS Rubber Division's International Elastomer Conference has been a success on all levels, according to Executive Director Ed Miller.
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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 - 2015 Global Tire Plant Listings - Excel
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2015 Global Tire Plant Listings - Excel 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,...
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09-07-2015 Lists and Rankings Excel 555 $400
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 - 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 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 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 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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ITEC 2014 Paper 2: Calendering Practice and Technology: Staying Current--Building In-house Expertise
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Knowledge of calendering machinery and technology within an organization is often dependent on the experience and know-how of key personnel.   In larger organizations, such knowledge...
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ITEC 2014 Paper 4: The Future Today--Gear Pump Extrusion Systems for Continuous Mixing
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This presentation will show recent developments for continuous final mixing in a single screw extruder gear pump combination.  Depending on the demands of the process different setups are...
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09-09-2014 Conference Papers PDF 1 $8
ITEC 2014 Paper 37: Retarding the Cure Kinetics of Next Generation Mercapto Silanes
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The tire industry is looking for ways to push the current generation of tires to the next level.  An area that has gotten a lot of attention lately is how to improve fuel economy of tires....
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ITEC 2014 Paper 39: Carbon Blacks for Improved Performance in Tires
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Government regulations are tightening around the world with the continuation of labeling programs and stricter requirements for improved fuel economy. To meet these needs, tire manufacturers are ...
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ITEC 2014 Paper 20: Practical Insights on State-of-the-Art Hunter & Shoeshine Pre-validation Fatigue Test Methods for Tire Reinforcement Materials
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Major improvements on steel or fibre cord & fabrics are required to answer the challenging improvements on tire rolling resistance, performance and manufacturing cost. Because of short time-...
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2013 Global TIre Plant Listings
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Listing of all pneumatic tire plants worldwide, with year opened; DOT code(s) assigned; number of employees; type(s) of tires produced; plant capacity, etc. Plants are listed alphabetically by...
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09-02-2013 Lists and Rankings Excel 590 $400
China's Impact on N. American Tire Market - List and Statistics
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Two data resources from the April 2014 Special Report: China's Impact on the North American Tire Market.Listing: Chinese Tire Industry’s Presence in N. AmericaStatistics: Chinese Passenger,...
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North American Rubber Sales Leaders - 2013
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From the Annual Rubber Rankings Report, this list ranks the top 50 North American Rubber Product Makers by 2013 corporate sales for the parent company. ...
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06-30-2014 Lists and Rankings Excel 50 $150
Ranking of Largest North American Retreaders, based on 2013 rubber used
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Each ranking lists: 2014 rank, company headquarters, pounds/year, % change, units/day, # of plants, days/week, shifts, curing processes, 2013 rank for Top 50 Medium & Heavy Truck Tire...
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03-31-2014 Lists and Rankings PDF 70 $75
Tire Imports-Exports- 2013
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Summary of calendar year 2013 U.S. tire imports and exports -- passenger, light truck and medium/heavy truck -- with comparison to 2012 data ...
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05-30-2014 Statistics Excel 57 $200
North American Rubber Company - Sales per Employee - 2013
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Fiscal 2013 sales/employee listing for North America's leading rubber companies. (Published June, 2014) ...
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06-30-2014 Statistics Excel 20 $125
North American Rubber Company Earnings - 2013
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From the Annual Rubber Rankings, this list details top North American rubber product manufacturers in alphabetical order with 2013 corporate sales, operating earnings, net earnings and noting...
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06-30-2014 Statistics Excel 22 $150
U.S. DOT Global Tire Plant Codes List - 2014
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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 and sorted alpha-numerically by code; alphabetically by...
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02-28-2014 Lists and Rankings Excel 950 $350
Global Tire Company Rankings - 2013
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Ranking of the Top 75 Global Tire Companies based on 2012 sales.Each ranking lists: company headquarters, 2013 and 2012 ranking, 2012 total tire sales (including subsidiaries) and % of total...
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02-17-2014 Lists and Rankings PDF 1 $100
World Top 50: Non-Tire Rubber Products - 2013
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From the Annual Rubber Rankings, this report lists the world's Top 50 Non-Tire Rubber Producers ranked by 2013 non-tire rubber sales. ...
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06-30-2014 Lists and Rankings Excel 50 $250
North American Rubber Company Operating Ratios - 2013
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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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06-30-2014 Statistics Excel 21 $150
North American Rubber Sales Leaders - 2011
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From the Annual Rubber Rankings Report, this list ranks the top 50 North American Rubber Product Makers by corporate sales for the parent company. ...
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07-09-2012 Technical Papers, Lists and Rankings Excel 300 $150
North American Rubber Company Earnings - 2011
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From the Annual Rubber Rankings, this list details top North American rubber product manufacturers in alphabetical order with corporate sales, noting rubber as a % of sales. ...
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07-09-2012 Lists and Rankings Excel 22 $150
World Top 50: Non-Tire Rubber Products - 2011
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From the Annual Rubber Rankings, this report lists the world's Top 50 Non-Tire Rubber Producers ranked by 2011 non-tire rubber sales. ...
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07-09-2012 Technical Papers, Lists and Rankings Excel 50 $250
North American Rubber Company Operating Ratios - 2011
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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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07-09-2012 Technical Papers, Lists and Rankings Excel 21 $150
Global Tire Capital Expenditures - 2012
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Fiscal 2011 capital spending by world's leading tire makers, including relevant ratios and prior year comparisons. (Published August 2012) ...
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08-27-2012 Lists and Rankings, Statistics Excel 20 $125
Global Tire R&D Spending - 2012
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Fiscal 2011 research & development spending by world's leading tire makers, including relevant ratios and prior year comparisons. (Published August 2012) ...
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08-27-2012 Lists and Rankings, Statistics Excel 20 $125
Tire inflation pressure and fuel consumption
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By Larry R. Evans, TRC Inc. This Technical Paper will show how using air to increase the fuel efficiency of a vehicle is a viable and worthwhile endeavor for the American motorist.In the quest to...
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04-08-2013 Technical Papers PDF 1 $10
Global Tire Report - Top 75 - 2012
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Ranking of the 75 largest tire manufacturers worldwide, based on fiscal 2011 sales. Includes sales data for 2008-2011. (Published August 2012) ...
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08-27-2012 Lists and Rankings, Statistics Excel 75 $300
Global Tire Plant Listings - 2012
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Listing of all pneumatic tire plants worldwide, with year opened; DOT code(s) assigned; number of employees; type(s) of tires produced; plant capacity, etc. Plants are listed alphabetically by...
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08-27-2012 Lists and Rankings, Statistics Excel 574 $400
Global Tire Earnings - 2012
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Fiscal 2011 operating and net earnings by world's leading tire makers, including relevant ratios and prior year comparisons. (Published August 2012) ...
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08-27-2012 Lists and Rankings, Statistics Excel 20 $125
DOT Codes - Tire Plants
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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 and sorted alpha-numerically by code; alphabetically by...
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03-22-2013 Lists and Rankings, Statistics Excel 950 $350
Imports-Exports- 2012
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Summary of calendar year 2012 U.S. tire imports and exports -- passenger, light truck and medium/heavy truck -- with comparison to 2011 data ...
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03-22-2013 Lists and Rankings, Statistics Excel 57 $200
Global Tire Company - Sales per Employee - 2012
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Fiscal 2011 sales/employee listing for the world's leading tire makers. (Published August 2012) ...
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08-27-2012 Lists and Rankings, Statistics Excel 20 $125
Detecting and measuring hot blisters in tires
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Dennis Reynolds, Starrett-Bytewise Division of L.S. Starrett Co.A hot blister is a bulge in the surface of a cured tire caused by entrapped gasses or steam. Such blisters can be observed in the...
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03-28-2013 Technical Papers PDF 1 $10