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Gregory Smith

Patterns galore

Automotive OEMs across the world are diversifying their product ranges and producing a wider variety…

Increase in raw material prices spurs Marangoni to up its rubber prices for retreads

Winning feeling

According to Damiano Capra, an experienced tire engineer working in the field of motorsport, in order to achieve crucial gains in vehicle performance, a tire’s bulk temperature needs to be controlled

Increase in raw material prices spurs Marangoni to up its rubber prices for retreads

The magic of nylon

David Southwell, independent tire consultant and failure analyst, discusses maximizing long-term tire structural durability

Increase in raw material prices spurs Marangoni to up its rubber prices for retreads

Assisting an agent

Anna Eriksson, a chemical engineer specializing in polymer technology at Nynas Naphthenics, explains how naphthenic oil, which is compatible with all sorts of rubber, facilitates the dispersion of insoluble sulfur, the vulcanizing agent used in the production of tire rubber

Increase in raw material prices spurs Marangoni to up its rubber prices for retreads

Back to black

Jeffrey Parks, MD of the Retread Tire Association, discusses the collaboration between Tyromer Inc. and AirBoss Rubber Solutions to develop and implement a recycled rubber product that is being applied in AirBoss’s OTR tires

Increase in raw material prices spurs Marangoni to up its rubber prices for retreads

The new black

What should tire companies look for when investing in tire pyrolysis? Martin von Wolfersdorff, principal advisor, Wolfersdorff Consulting, offers his advice

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