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Apr 4

Bridgestone Begins US Production of its Largest Tires

Bridgestone is expanding its domestic production of MasterCore tyres in the US, which it describes as “the pinnacle of our off-the-road (OTR) mining tyre technology,” at its OTR plant in Aiken County, South Carolina which it says is a marriage of product and facility both designed with sustainability in mind.

Bridgestone MasterCore improves durability with an integrated manufacturing process, the innovative use of materials and proprietary design for new structure. The tyres utilise an industry-first Metal Surface Coating technology, a process that applies a bonding agent to the tyre’s steel cord, for improved adhesion to deliver ultra-high durability. In addition, MasterCore tyres utilise a proprietary process to apply an anti-rust steel coating developed and manufactured by Bridgestone for added moisture resistance and a new rubber compound that reduces crack propagation by 20% for improved belt and casing life. …

Source: International Mining

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