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Hankook on its new Laufenn brand

The Korean tire maker discusses the design and development philosophy behind its recently launched Laufenn-branded products

Liquid rubber technology

Kuraray’s technical manager Marcel Gruendken discusses the advantages of liquid rubber technology in enhancing tire properties and rubber processability

Interview: Ryoji Hanada, engineer, Yokohama Rubber

Yokohama has developed a revolutionary non-contact, three-dimensional shape measurement method that is said to deliver higher measurement accuracy than existing digital image correlation techniques

Prepare for battle

Four years since it last developed an LMP1 tire for the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Dunlop has returned to the arena alongside Michelin to supply privateer teams Rebellion and ByKolles

Interview: Hilton Pryce Lewis, GVD Corporation

GVD’s president discusses curing and tire design challenges, and highlights the company’s latest mold release technology, which combines the advantages of several different solutions

Controlled tire coating

System integrator Stadler GmbH & Co. Elektro KG has used Siemens automation technology to achieve high quality and productivity during the arduous operation of coating tires

Yokohama on the ATG acquisition

Through its acquisition of Alliance Tire Group, Yokohama expects to achieve huge cost reductions via optimization of procurement, which will be done jointly; expansion of sales networks; an improvement in production efficiency; and a reduction in logistics costs

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