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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

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

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: 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

Profile: Cooper Discoverer STT Pro and Zeon CS8

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company recently launched two new offerings: a rugged off-road tire with improved traction and a passenger car tire that has an EU tire label A rating for wet grip

Conference Q&A: Arup K Chandra, Apollo Tyres

Apollo Tyres’ head of global raw material and compound development reveals details of the company’s research into polymer nano-filler interaction in tire tread compounds

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