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Trelleborg opens new combined manufacturing site
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AURORA, Ohio—Trelleborg Sealing Profiles U.S. Inc. welcomed visitors to a grand opening of its new 156,250-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Aurora. The new site brings three manufacturing...
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AURORA, Ohio—Trelleborg Sealing Profiles U.S. welcomed visitors to a grand opening of its new 156,250-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Aurora. AURORA, Ohio—Trelleborg Sealing Profiles U.S. welcomed visitors to a grand opening of its new 156,250-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Aurora. $AURORA, Ohio—Trelleborg Sealing Profiles U.S. welcomed visitors to a grand opening of its new 156,250-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Aurora.
Pirelli sees demand for noise canceling tire system
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NEW YORK—As cars have gotten quieter, calls for Pirelli C. & S.p.A.'s noise canceling tire system have gotten louder.The Pirelli Noise Canceling System, meant to reduce noise between...
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NEW YORK—As cars have gotten quieter, calls for Pirelli's noise canceling tire system have gotten louder. NEW YORK—As cars have gotten quieter, calls for Pirelli's noise canceling tire system have gotten louder. $NEW YORK—As cars have gotten quieter, calls for Pirelli's noise canceling tire system have gotten louder.
Giti planning to reinvigorate GT Radial brand in North America
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RICHBURG, S.C.—As the new kid in the North American manufacturing neighborhood, Giti Tire Manufacturing (USA) Ltd. has ambitious plans to make its mark in the regional tire market. Since...
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RICHBURG, S.C.—As the new kid in the North American manufacturing neighborhood, Giti Tire Manufacturing (USA) Ltd. has ambitious plans to make its mark in the regional tire market. RICHBURG, S.C.—As the new kid in the North American manufacturing neighborhood, Giti Tire Manufacturing (USA) Ltd. has ambitious plans to make its mark in the regional tire market. $RICHBURG, S.C.—As the new kid in the North American manufacturing neighborhood, Giti Tire Manufacturing (USA) Ltd. has ambitious plans to make its mark in the regional tire market.
Dana becomes lead investor in Hyliion
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MAUMEE, Ohio—Dana Inc., like many automotive suppliers, is being proactive about the change it sees on the horizon. Electrification is driving the automotive suppliers to partner with new...
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MAUMEE, Ohio—Dana Inc., like many automotive suppliers, is being proactive about the change it sees on the horizon. MAUMEE, Ohio—Dana Inc., like many automotive suppliers, is being proactive about the change it sees on the horizon. $MAUMEE, Ohio—Dana Inc., like many automotive suppliers, is being proactive about the change it sees on the horizon.
Aptiv firms up its autonomous vehicle technology ambitions in China
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TROY, Mich.—Global supplier Aptiv P.L.C. is securing a foothold for its self-driving technology in what may be the world's most lucrative autonomous vehicle market. The company, whose North ...
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TROY, Mich.—Global supplier Aptiv is securing a foothold for its self-driving technology in what may be the world's most lucrative autonomous vehicle market. TROY, Mich.—Global supplier Aptiv is securing a foothold for its self-driving technology in what may be the world's most lucrative autonomous vehicle market. $TROY, Mich.—Global supplier Aptiv is securing a foothold for its self-driving technology in what may be the world's most lucrative autonomous vehicle market.
Will import duties cause shortage of TBR tires?
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AKRON—Will the newly imposed countervailing and antidumping import duty orders on truck and bus tires from China lead to shortages of tires and/or rising prices? That scenario seems to be...
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AKRON—Will the newly imposed countervailing and antidumping import duty orders on truck and bus tires from China lead to shortages of tires and/or rising prices? AKRON—Will the newly imposed countervailing and antidumping import duty orders on truck and bus tires from China lead to shortages of tires and/or rising prices? $AKRON—Will the newly imposed countervailing and antidumping import duty orders on truck and bus tires from China lead to shortages of tires and/or rising prices?
Manufacturing 4.0 brings opportunities, challenges for automotive suppliers
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NOVI, Mich.—As manufacturers move toward a more automated future, there are plenty of questions to work through, and a plethora of opportunities for those that can. Automation, machine...
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NOVI, Mich.—As manufacturers move toward a more automated future, there are plenty of questions to work through, and a plethora of opportunities for those that can. NOVI, Mich.—As manufacturers move toward a more automated future, there are plenty of questions to work through, and a plethora of opportunities for those that can. $ NOVI, Mich.—As manufacturers move toward a more automated future, there are plenty of questions to work through, and a plethora of opportunities for those that can.
Bridgestone wins design intellectual property case in China
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TOKYO—Bridgestone Corp. is claiming a win in a 3-year-old design-rights infringement lawsuit against Chinese tire maker Shengtai Group. The lawsuit claimed that Shengtai Group used a truck...
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TOKYO—Bridgestone is claiming a win in a 3-year-old design-rights infringement lawsuit against Chinese tire maker Shengtai Group. TOKYO—Bridgestone is claiming a win in a 3-year-old design-rights infringement lawsuit against Chinese tire maker Shengtai Group. $TOKYO—Bridgestone is claiming a win in a 3-year-old design-rights infringement lawsuit against Chinese tire maker Shengtai Group.
Evenflo Feeding creates strategic partnership with GoSili
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WEST CHESTER, Ohio—Evenflo Feeding Inc., an infant and juvenile feeding products brand, and GoSili Inc., a manufacturer of sustainable silicone tablewear, have entered into an equity...
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WEST CHESTER, Ohio—Evenflo Feeding, an infant and juvenile feeding products brand, and GoSili, a manufacturer of sustainable silicone tablewear, have entered into an equity agreement. WEST CHESTER, Ohio—Evenflo Feeding, an infant and juvenile feeding products brand, and GoSili, a manufacturer of sustainable silicone tablewear, have entered into an equity agreement. $WEST CHESTER, Ohio—Evenflo Feeding, an infant and juvenile feeding products brand, and GoSili, a manufacturer of sustainable silicone tablewear, have entered into an equity agreement.
Steelastic completes puzzle with new system
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HANOVER, Germany—Machinery maker Steelastic Co. L.L.C. has been a bit cryptic in its marketing efforts in recent weeks. The Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio-based producer of equipment used in tire...
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HANOVER, Germany—Machinery maker Steelastic has been a bit cryptic in its marketing efforts in recent weeks. HANOVER, Germany—Machinery maker Steelastic has been a bit cryptic in its marketing efforts in recent weeks. $HANOVER, Germany—Machinery maker Steelastic has been a bit cryptic in its marketing efforts in recent weeks.
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Published on September 23, 2010

Agilon™ Performance Silicas Improving Productivity & Tire Performance

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Rising fuel costs, a wide range of national and international legislation, and increased public attention continue to encourage the automotive industry to pursue increasingly environmentally friendly passenger car tires with improved fuel efficiency and safety. These demands require further expansion of the rolling resistance, traction, and treadwear ("magic") triangle beyond the benefits supplied by the current conventional highly dispersible silica / in-situ silane system. Agilon™ Performance Silica makes use of the appropriate combination of a core precipitated silica particle with a significant organic surface, made up of coupling and non-coupling agents, to enable the appropriate development of filler-filler and polymer-filler interaction within hydrocarbon polymer based compounds to enable this further expansion of the "magic" triangle. The results in this study further confirm that formulations that are appropriately adjusted to make use of these improvements will address the required further expansion of the "magic" triangle. These adjustments take into account the change in skeletal density, the significant decrease in the polarity of the filler surface plus compensating for the significant reduction in sulfur as a result of no longer requiring the silane used in the current conventional system. This paper also touches on the significant increase in productivity provided by fillers produced from the Agilon™ Performance Silica technology platform. 
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