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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?


FOD resistance increased for A400M tires

Military aircraft operators could soon benefit from new foreign object damage (FOD) resistance tire technology that has been developed by Dunlop Aircraft Tyres and that is being used for the first time on the new Airbus Military A400M.



The tires feature the better sidewall FOD resistance of bias tires, which are more suited to operations from semi and unprepared airstrips, as well as advanced materials designed to give improved protection in the tread area.



“With over 100 years’ history of specialising in aircraft tire manufacturing and retreading, we have built considerable experience of pushing the boundaries in both civil and military tire technology,” said Dunlop Aircraft Tyres’ chairman, Ian Edmondson.



“These new tires for the A400M are an example of that. They build on our experience in the military sector and will help protect the aeroplane when it operates to and from unprepared airstrips.”



More than 180 Airbus Military A400M transport aircraft have been ordered by Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Spain, Turkey and the UK.


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