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INDUSTRY 4.0 : DIGITAL REVOLUTION – Staring down the barrel of digital transformation, against a backdrop of heightened competition and rising raw material costs, tire manufacturers that embrace Industry 4.0 technology will reap efficiency, productivity and quality benefits.
MANUFACTURING : NO MARGIN FOR ERROR – According to tire industry experts, many companies have yet to exploit the full potential of automatization in production, which could have harmful consequences for their business.
UNIVERSITY FOCUS : BEYOND REPAIR – An international study has taken a further step toward commercializing self-healing tires, developing a renewable, recyclable rubber compound capable of full-strength repairs within minutes, without heating.
MIXING FACILITIES : IN THE MIX – Traditional mixing lines are being revamped and extended to cope with the challenges of 21st century tire production. TTi asks the experts how to bring a rubber mixing facility up to date for modern formulations.
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