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Interview: Klaus Krause, Hankook Tire

Hankook’s head of the Europe Technical Center, Klaus Krause, talks exclusively to Tire Technology International about its new facility at Test World for which construction is now well underway

Conference Q&A: Karl-Hermann Paul, Allma Volkmann

The senior specialist and consultant for textile technology discusses physical textile properties of tire cord such as tensile strength, EASL and twist uniformity, and how these can be guaranteed within tight tolerances

Conference Q&A: Michael Morris, Cabot Corporation

Cabot Corporation is currently undertaking research into the influence of tire tread debris on wet traction performance, with the ultimate aim of developing a new carbon black formulation. The company’s principal scientist gives an update on the project

Data directory: Intelligent tire market forecast

The intelligent tire market – currently valued at zero, excluding pilot programs and prototypes – is forecast to grow to 414 million units worldwide by 2025, according to a recent report by Smithers Rapra

Mesnac smart manufacturing projects

Mesnac has announced plans to raise around US$190m for the establishment of four smart manufacturing projects in China, which will be operational in the next 2-3 years

Conference Q&A: Kamyar Alavi, Nynas

Nynas is broadening the scope of its investigations to look at the impact of individual components on a rubber compound’s properties, as the company’s senior technical advisor, Kamyar Alavi, explains

Conference Q&A: Christopher Stevens, NGF Europe

Experts at NGF Europe believe that carbon fiber and glass carbon fiber hybrid cords hold huge potential as reinforcement materials for tires. The company’s tech director explains more

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