Browsing: Opinion

Simple plans

Walter believes a cordless injection-molded tire could be commercially viable with new materials

Gregory Smith

Cutting corners

Smith considers how to semi-populate a tire model with a reduced data set – and how useful the results would be

The right combination

Terry Gettys, executive VP of R&D at Michelin, eyes a sustainable future, underlining the group’s aim to recycle 100% of scrap tires into new products

Gregory Smith

A new approach

Smith considers how viable – and how useful – it is to fully test a single tire

Clever concepts

TTI’s resident columnist Joe Walter considers the application of symmetry and asymmetry in tire design

Learn from failure

David Southwell, an independent tire consultant and failure analyst from Australia, considers how to maximize component adhesion while minimizing cost and scrap, and enhancing productivity

It’s a smart idea

Nikhil Kaitwade, research manager for automotive and transportation at Future Market Insights, discusses how to best market the benefits of low rolling resistance tires to consumers

An outside job

Jacob Peled, executive chairman, Pelmar Engineering, explains why he believes rubber compounds are to become an outsourced product and assesses the impact on plant planning

Nature’s proving ground

David Southwell, an independent tire consultant and failure analyst, considers the conditions under which truck tires operate in Australia, a large, hot country that relies heavily on road transport

Paradigm shift

According to Burak İlgün, manager of business development and PCR tires, at Kordsa Global, hybrid reinforcement cord can help emerging global tire makers to meet the demands for production of high value added tires

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