News from Notch Consulting, Inc.

June 14, 2017

Monolith Materials features innovative solutions at Movin’On

Filed under: Carbon Black — Notch @ 5:51 pm

Monolith Materials, Inc., a next-generation manufacturer of natural gas-based carbon black, will illustrate how its process technology is revolutionizing the tire industry during the technology showcase at Movin’On by Michelin on June 14, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec.

Michelin launches new concept tire ‘Vision’

Filed under: Tires — Notch @ 5:40 pm

As part of its Movin’On 2017 conference, Michelin has presented Vision, a new concept tire, which is a fusion of a number of cutting-edge technologies. The tire is airless, connected, rechargeable, customizable and organic. It is also both a wheel and a tire at the same time. The Vision concept was produced through “design thinking and in co-construction with users.”

Read more here.

Hankook says production on schedule at Clarksville plant

Filed under: Tires — Notch @ 5:19 pm

Hankook Tire America Corp. said tire production continues to ramp up on schedule at its new $580 million plant in Clarksville, Tennessee.

The South Korean tire maker said commercial tire production will commence later this year, as planned.

“We are currently ramping up tire production at the facility as we hire and train employees,” the tire maker said in a statement. “While the plant is not producing tires for commercial distribution at this time, the plant is operational, and our production ramp-up is tracking with the updated timeline.”

The Tennessee plant is being constructed in four phases. When all four phases are complete, the plant will have the capability of producing 22 million tires a year.

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