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39th Tire Society Conference on Tire Science and Technology held virtually

  9/16/2020 - Akron, OH - This year’s 39th Tire Society Conference on Tire Science and Technology will appear quite different from the prior 38, as it will be held entirely virtually, due to the safety imperatives of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet the conference will maintain the same expected content and quality, with 27 original works of tire technology, presented by the authors, and a special topic paper on the 40+ year history of the Tire Society, as well as a keynote address, plenary address, invited lecture and panel discussion. Presenters will be answering questions live, and, in view of the virtual nature, the conference will be for the first time held over five days, September 28 through October 2, in the morning hours Eastern Time, facilitating global attendance. As the non-profit Tire Society will not be incurring the usual expenses of its in-person conference, the savings are being passed along to the members, with the registration fee barely one third the usual cost. This year’s theme is “Intelligent Transportatio,n” and as such, it will be kicked off by a keynote address by Chris Helsel, senior vice president and chief technology officer of Goodyear, titled, "Intelligent transportation: Smart mobility solutions from the tire industry." The importance of the topic is that tire manufacturers must embrace changing consumer preference and society’s digital transformation as they consider the current and future mobility ecosystem. With the shift from tires having a "physical footprint" to also adding a "digital footprint" that can share operational data with the vehicle, users and other systems, new opportunities exist through the tire to drive intelligent and sustainable transportation. The conference will also be informed by a plenary lecture by Dr. Giorigio Rizzoni, the Ford Motor Company Chair in ElectroMechanical Systems at the Ohio State University. Dr. Rizzoni chairs the University Center for Automotive Research (CAR), with his research activities related to modeling, control and diagnosis of advanced propulsion systems, vehicle fault diagnosis and prognosis, electrified power trains and energy storage systems, vehicle safety and intelligence, and sustainable mobility. This is followed by the invited lecture by Ross Tessien, principal at Electricwaze LLC and a noted technical writer and mechanical engineer with 43 patents who publishes the Seeking Alpha blog for investors, focusing on topics such as electric vehicles. Rounding out the week will be a live and lively panel discussion by industry notables. As always, the heart of the program is the schedule of presentations on original works illuminating topics on tire performances such as rolling resistance, noise and traction, experimental technology, simulation, material constitutive mechanics and multi-scale modeling, vehicle interactions and, of course, intelligent tires. For more information about this event, contact conference@tiresociety.org or visit the website www.tiresociety.org.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Double Coin expands Houston warehouse and distribution center - click to expand

Global silanes market forecast at $2.4 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Trinseo develops post-consumer recycled polystyrene grade - click to expand

Ford breaks ground on electric F-150 plant at historic Rouge Center - click to expand

Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles - click to expand

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Nexen Tire announces renewal of partnership with Manchester City Football Club - click to expand

Global natural rubber market forecast at $27.8 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Double Coin Tires experts praise Eastman Crystex Cure Pro insoluble sulfur for its thermal stability - click to expand

Desma offers higher production efficiency with D 969.100 Z pressure injection unit - click to expand

Wacker opens global competence center for thermal interface materials in Shanghai - click to expand

Sumitomo Chemical to open new polypropylene facility in Wuxi, China - click to expand

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

GRI production plant visited by presidential task force - click to expand

39th Tire Society Conference on Tire Science and Technology held virtually - click to expand

DuPont introduces Liveo brand name for silicone healthcare solutions - click to expand

Comerio Ercole contributes to successful space launch of Vega vehicle - click to expand

Mississippi Lime acquires transload terminal in Kansas - click to expand

Engel rated one of the most sustainable companies - click to expand

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Greene Tweed offers L-Cap seal for hydraulic systems in aerospace - click to expand

Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber convenes Second General Assembly virtually - click to expand

Tokai Carbon announces price increase for all carbon black products produced in the USA - click to expand

Global medical tubing market forecast with a CAGR of 8.4 percent through 2026 - click to expand

Safic-Alcan creates executive committee - click to expand

Conti EcoRegional truck tire line cuts mileage costs and reduces CO2 emissions - click to expand

Monday, September 14, 2020

General Silicones benefits EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement - click to expand

Goodyear releases annual report on corporate responsibility performance - click to expand

KnowHow Webinar held on rubber molding using vacuum - click to expand

NewAge Industries recycles waste from silicone tubing - click to expand

Yokohama builds tire plant in India - click to expand

Momentive Performance Materials invests $15 million in future silicone technologies - click to expand

Market Reports

Global silanes market forecast at $2.4 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Global natural rubber market forecast at $27.8 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Global medical tubing market forecast with a CAGR of 8.4 percent through 2026 - click to expand

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