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23 Dec 2015
MRF to set up greenfield plant in Gujarat - report

Indian tire maker MRF is in “advanced” talks with government officials regarding the construction of a new manufacturing facility.

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Products, Services, Events

Trelleborg to showcase low friction seal material

An innovative seal material designed to accelerate performance in motorsport.


Michelin launches tire sealant spray

The French company says the sealant is “user-friendly” and is suitable for all car tire sizes up to 245/55 R17.



This week: Tire trade


In a pre-Christmas sale, a speciality tire supplier achieved sales of $5,200 in the first hour. The high-end vehicle tires were sold at €200 each, or (unusually) three for $400. If a total of 32 tires were sold during the 60 minutes, how many tires were sold for $200?


Send your answer and correct ones to appear on 4 Jan.


Brainteaser results


Mind reading technology

Among the eye-catching technologies to emerge this year was a futuristic tire concept developed by Hankook called the ‘Mind Reading Tyre’.


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Tire investments in the pipeline

As the year 2015 draws to a close, ERJ looks at tire-plant investments and expansion projects announced throughout the year.


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People & Skills Tracker

Cabot interim office... EU youth pact... ContiTech.. Provera Pirelli rule… Michelin UK boss… Marangoni new French boss… IISRP awards… Cooper… Orion… Trelleborg… Trinseo…


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ERJ Tire Tracker


Pirelli/CEAT... Michelin... Doublestar JV OK-ed… Michelin MAN… Conti trailer … F1 miss… Apollo ManU… Schrader job cuts… Michelin letdown?… 


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