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Trinseo ramps up production


The supplier recently inaugurated its state-of-the-art S-SBR pilot plant in Sckopau, Germany and increased capacity there by 50kt

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Metal additive manufacturing


The process developed by Michelin has enabled production of winter tire molds for tread patterns with up to 3,000 sipes and over 2,000 siping designs.

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Retread plant tour


This video produced by the Tire Retread and Repair Bureau highlights the benefits of retreading, taking viewers on a tour of a retread factory to learn more about the process, which brings new life to old tires.

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As tire makers continue to develop the latest smart tire concepts and innovations, which technology would you most like to see put into production first?

In this Issue - October 2017

The October 2017 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:


FORMULA 1: The shape of Formula 1 racing has literally changed in 2017 thanks to higher-downforce cars and fatter tires that offer increased mechanical grip. F1 insiders explain how the new specifications were developed – and how best to use them on the track


TIRE MOLDS: Amid ever-expanding tire product ranges and more complex tread pattern designs, 3D-printing technology is changing the face of tire mold production, providing a breakthrough in both factory productivity levels, as well as mold functionality


GOODYEAR TESTING: TTI takes a visit to Luxembourg, to Goodyear’s central development hub for EMEA, with its expansive facilities set against a backdrop of stunning countryside

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In this Issue - Annual Showcase 2017

The Tire Technology International 2017 Annual Review is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:


TIRE PERFORMANCE EXTENSION : Technologies from SRI to predict predict and extend tire performance throughout the total life of a tire


TIRE-PAVEMENT INTERACTION : A coupled thermomechanical simulation of the tire-pavement system that considers inelastic and temperature-dependent material properties


GUAYULE RESIN FOR TIRES : Cooper Tire's study of guayule resin: compositional analyses, effect on guayule vulcanizates and its modification into tire chemicals


In this Issue - March 2009

The March 2009 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:


COVER STORY: Greener factories - Max Glaskin investigates the environmental and financial benefits of cleaning up your act


News round-up: the 2009 Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence, Pirelli’s China Tire Campus, third-generation runflats, a Tire Technology Expo news special, and more…


Williams: Tread legislation

Walter: Zinc about it

University focus: Illinois, USA - Research at the Illinois Center for Transportation has found that for trucks, one tire really is better than two

Tire legends: Bill Milliken - Also a dynamics legend, Milliken has had a smashing time playing with automobiles and aircraft

Production update: Global news, including Bridgestone’s synthetic rubber plant, Rhodia’s new R&D center, and Wacker and Dow’s joint venture

Bulletin board:
Products and services for the tire industry

Tire tail: David Smith, managing director of Continental Tyre Group UK, shares his views and passions


Tire Technology Awards: Read about the reactions of the proudest people in the tire industry, the award winners

Legislation: Roger Williams embraces the possibilities that future legislation might bring to the tire industry

Interview: Apollo Tyres’ new chief of research and technology, Peter Becker, is looking forward to a strong future

Conference insight: The Tire Technology Expo Conference was full of insight and technology: we selected four of the many highlights

Advertising: Want to see how tire technology has been perceived through the decades? Look at the advertising

Pirelli Cyber Tyre: Michael Scarlett investigates Pirelli’s Cyber Tyre, which boasts ‘memory’ to aid vehicle safety

SUPPLIER INTERVIEW: Dow Corning - Big things are happening in the world of silane and silicone according to Dow Corning’s Thierry Materne



From the March Issue

COVER STORY: Greener factories

Cover story

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Historic advertising

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Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence 2009


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Q&A: Chris Bitsakakis, AirBoss
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More conceptual renderings have been released showing the layout of the new 300ha facility, currently being built south of the Spanish capital of Madrid
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