Author Archives: ITMA

Tyre Aging –The Last Word

Among other matters the European Commission Roadworthiness Committee has been deliberating on the difficult question of tyre aging. Here is what they have to say.

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New Member

ITMA is pleased to welcome Zenises into membership. The company will be represented by the well-known figure of Jorge Crespo.

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Professional Tyre Management Guide

This guide contains essential information necessary to the safe and efficient management of tyres fitted to heavy vehicles: trucks, trailers, buses and coaches. It is addressed to vehicle operators in the UK and reflects UK regulations and operating conditions. The … Read more

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Tyres and Road Safety – some joined up thinking at last

Finally our friends in Brussels have started to take the bigger view on issues of tyres and road safety. Late last year the Commission published a report which at last adopted a more synergistic approach to this subject. We in … Read more

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Labelling Compliance

As a result of recent lobbying the European Commission has agreed to provide funding for physical compliance testing to confirm the validity of tyre manufactures’ performance labels. Several millions of euros have been assigned to this project with brand selection … Read more

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Testing Times

We for manufacturers all face challenges on a number of fronts as once again the legislative environment in which we all operate shifts up a gear. Here is just a flavour of some of the areas we are all busy … Read more

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2015 AGM – all set for Alicante

In what will undoubtedly be our best AGM yet we will all be coming together this year in sunny Alicante, Southern Spain. With plenty of air links to almost everywhere else in Europe it is easy to reach and fares … Read more

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Gerry Murphy – New Technical and Regulatory Representative

Gerry Murphy is eminently well qualified for the role set out for him by the ITMA ‘Way Forward’ group during the course of last year. Gerry, an Irish national long settled in Germany holds a Bachelor degree in Maths and … Read more

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2015 China Rubber Conference and China Rubber Expo

China’s largest international rubber event will take place this year from April 7th -10th and will attract several thousand foreign visitors to the Baiyun International Convention Centre in Guangzhou.

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​Europe’s tyre-sales on the rise again

Third quarter replacement tyre sales continued the strengthening trend already seen through the year. PC/LT shipments were running +13% and TBR +3% over the same period in 2013.

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