March, 2014

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Anticompetitive Practices in Automotive Exhaust Sector Under Investigation –

Only days after five companies were fined a total of €953 million for participating in a cartel within the automotive bearing market, the Europe…
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New Yokohama winter tire is available now –

Yokohama Tire Corp. has expanded its iceGUARD winter tire line. The iceGUARD iG52c is now available in the U.S. in 39 sizes for vehicles ranging from the Mercedes C Class to the Toyota Prius.
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Plenty of non-F1 rubber already on Sepang circuit –

This year’s Formula One tires faced extreme conditions during today’s two free practice sessions for the Malaysian Grand Prix: track temperatures that peaked at 49 degrees centigrade and very abrasive asphalt. tire wear and thermal degradation were in line with expectations and the top seven in FP2 were covered by four-tenths of a second, setting the scene for a closely fought race.
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BKT prepares to promote Monster Jam –

Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) has selected Red Moon Marketing, a Charlotte, N.C.-based marketing and communication agency to manage and coordinate all promotional activities related to BKT’s role as exclusive tire manufacturer of Monster Jam.
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Vipal tread gets SmartWay verification –

Vipal Rubber is launching the VL130 ECO tread designed and compounded to provide users savings in fuel consumption. It is the first Vipal line to be SmartWay-verified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Alcoa Rolls Out the Lightest Heavy-Duty Truck Wheel –

Alcoa said its new Ultra One heavyduty truck wheel weighs in at 40 pounds – 47% lighter than steel wheels of the same size – and is 17% stronger than…
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Bridgestone engineers mentor at-risk students –

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has pledged $ 30,000 in funding to Mind Drive, a non-profit educational program that uses the automobile and experiential learning techniques to teach at-risk high school students about math and science.
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Shale investments may be larger than expected –

HOUSTON—The U.S. petrochemicals market is riding four waves of investment thanks to the feedstock advantage provided by North American shale gas, according to a top executive at Dow Chemical Co.
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Tire Rack kicks off Street Survival for teens –

Tire Rack Inc. is bringing Street Survival, a national driver education program that teaches teens the skills they need to stay alive behind the wheel, to communities across the nation beginning in April.
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