Executive summary

December 2009
Rubber & Plastics News;12/14/2009, Vol. 39 Issue 10, p15
Trade Publication
The article informs that tire manufacturers have been compelled to develop new tread formulations to improve original equipment tire performance. The new tread compounds give increased wet and dry traction, superior snow traction and extended tread wear along with increased filler loadings and higher surface area silicas.


Related Articles

  • Global light vehicle OE tyres market 2008 to 2028.  // Aroq - Just-Auto;Jan2014, p1 

    The article offers a forecast on light vehicle original equipment (OE) tyres industry from 2008-2028. Among the topics discussed include the lack of spare tyre on vehicles, the steady increasing fitment of run-flat tyres on others, and tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). Information...

  • Specialty tire marketers have their say.  // Tire Business;9/29/2003, Vol. 21 Issue 14, p15 

    This article focuses on trends and issues that are impacting the production and sales of specialty and industrial tires. The proliferation of sizes and tread designs within the ATV segment has rapidly increased in response to what manufacturers are telling people has been tremendous original...

  • New broadline tire: 'H' marks the spot. Moore, Miles // Tire Business;6/7/2004, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p10 

    Vehicle manufacturers are fueling a trend toward higher-speed-rated tires as original equipment (OE), with the H-rated tire getting the gravy as the industry's new broadline tire. Although vehicle manufacturers, tire makers and tire dealers couldn't quantify all the changes over the past few...

  • OE tire demand up. McCarron, Kathy // Tire Business;6/10/2013, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p24 

    The article reports that according to Scott Clark, chief operating officer of consumer tires, Michelin North America Inc., consumers are forced to buy new vehicles which has created a growing demand for original equipment (OE) tires. He points out that the replacement market hasn't fared as well...

  • Motorsports mania. Meyer, Bruce // Rubber & Plastics News;2/6/2006, Vol. 35 Issue 14, p1 

    The article reports on the interests of tire manufacturers in motorsports. Tire companies are supplying tires to racing events like NASCAR, Formula One, Indy Racing League and Champ Car. There are basically four benefits for tire companies to compete in racing, including brand imaging, increased...

  • Kenda opens Ohio tech center. Davis, Bruce // Tire Business;11/23/2015, Vol. 33 Issue 17, p0001 

    The article reports on the technology center opened by tire manufacturing facility American Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd. in Ohio, which it termed critical to its plans of gaining original equipment supply contracts in North America. It is inferred that the company has received aid and...

  • Plus-sizing not a plus as snow flies. Aichlmayr, Lisa // Tire Business;3/15/2004, Vol. 21 Issue 26, p9 

    Plus-sizing tires and wheels may be the hottest trend around the industry, but this can be a problem once the snow starts flying, sources told Tire Business. Consumers Union found plus-one tire and wheel packages offered gains in overall performance, especially in cornering and emergency...

  • 'Snow joke: Northwest Tire's winter tire sales are `great'. Moore, Miles // Tire Business;3/15/2004, Vol. 21 Issue 26, p21 

    Snow tire sales have been great the past couple of years at Northwest Tire Inc., according to Northwest Tire President Tony Vetter. While Mr. Vetter did not give exact figures, he did say snow tire sales were up maybe 10 percent in 2003 over 2002. The dealership does retail, wholesale and...

  • Effect of directional tires on wet traction. Herzlich, H. J.; Swint, Robert J.; Fritsch, Edward; Unser, Bobby // Rubber & Plastics News;7/27/2009, Vol. 38 Issue 26, p15 

    The article discusses the effect of directional tires on wet traction. It has been stated that many wet skid events are not hydroplaning but rather the effect of the wet lubrication of the footprint. The scientific community of the tire industry agree that tread depth, road texture, compound...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics