Browsing: Opinion

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

The magic of nylon

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

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

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

The new black

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

Gregory Smith

A sense of purpose

Gregory Smith believes that multi-axis accelerometers mounted to the tire’s innerliner during rig testing could provide new and more accurate information, enabling comparisons between tires to be made more thoroughly

Miles ahead

Jaap Leendertse, manager for PCR and SUV tires at Sumitomo Rubber Europe, discusses the key elements of the company’s Smart Tyre Concept introduced at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show in Japan

The challenges of developing EV tires

Martin Winter, head development engineer at the Hankook European Technical Center, discusses how the growing market of electric vehicles has affected the tire development landscape

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