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AUTOPROMOTEC 2017: YET ANOTHER SOLD OUT EDITION IN THE MAKING

The Italian economic scenario, despite the current difficulties, is showing encouraging signs of recovery, and all indices boast a positive sign driven mainly by the automotive industry. However, even though the sector confirms itself as one of the strongest both in Italy as well as internationally, this is hardly enough to ensure success and serenity to all aftermarket operators: considering the number and scope of technological innovations across the board – faster and faster, among other things – it is unthinkable to stay in business without investing in, upgrading and innovating one’s activity

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TIRES: NATIONAL REGULATIONS UNI 10587, UNI 10588, UNI 11061 AND UNI 11652

The Italian National Unification Board (UNI) - recognized by both the State and the European Union, studies, approves, publishes and disseminates technical standards, and represents Italy among European (CEN) and World (ISO) standardization authorities. According to the European Directive 98/34/EC, the technical standard is a "technical specification approved by an organization recognized to undertake regulatory activities, for repeated or continuous application, the compliance of which is not compulsory and belongs to one of the following categories: international, European and National standard"

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SILICON DIOXIDE; THE THIRD MILLENNIUM'S "PHILOSOPHER'S STONE"?

A modern tire is an extremely technological component, the result of more than 160 years of research and experiments: in fact, we have to go back to 1855, when Charles Goodyear discovered how the addition of sulfur and its compounds improved the chemical-physical qualities of natural rubber

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NATURAL RUBBER'S PRICE HIKE RESHAPES THE TIRE INDUSTRY

"Can a butterfly flapping its wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?" Edward N. Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist, also known as the pioneer of the "chaos theory", would probably answer Yes, so there is nothing strange then if, within a few weeks of the heavy floods in Thailand last January, almost all major manufacturers suddenly increased the prices of their tires

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ALL EYES ON THE SUMMER

With summer replacements now upon us, it’s time to take a look at a few quality brand products, second-line products as far as price and certainly not for quality, offered by the top market players

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ALL-ROUND SERVICE

Looking ahead to future trends as well as the needs of the market, Mak is an important player in the HP wheels sector. From small beginnings in Carpenedolo, near lake Garda, back in 1990, to international fame, with a prestigious catalog that keeps receiving flattering expressions of esteem from Europe to Japan and adds luster to the “Made in Italy” logo

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SMART AND INCREASINGLY "CONNECTED" TIRES BY PIRELLI

We're traveling at night along a high-speed road. It’s winter and temperatures drop with the passing of the hours and a dangerous layer of ice starts forming on the road. Suddenly, light rain makes things even more critical. We carry on driving and, whether consciously or not, we increase the speed to get home as quickly as possible

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TOLL INCREASE HITS AN ALL-TIME LOW:+0,77%

Let us start by looking at this year’s figures: the average increase was 0.77%, ranging between +0.64% for Autostrade per l’Italia to 4.6% for Satap between Torino and Piacenza. The Torino – Savona stretch stands out with a +2.46% increase

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THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY IS ALREADY A REALITY IN THE TIRE SUPPLY CHAIN

Over the last decade, the world’s industrial economy has, following the rise and subsequent crisis of a business model based on globalization as well as the emergencies dictated by the recent global financial crisis and related readjustments, witnessed the rise of a common factor, transversal to all sectors and all types of businesses, the increasingly stringent need to make the most of the resources used

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