Innovative technology to extract high quality carbon black

By Chris Twigg : Black Bear’s patented innovative technology facilitates harvesting of high-quality carbon black from end-of-life tyres in a clean, sustainable way that adds upcycled value Every year circa 2.4 billion tyres are produced on a global scale. With close...

Sumitomo develops new tyre sensing technology

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. (SRI) has developed a new tyre sensing technology called “SENSING CORE,” which is able to detect road conditions, tyre load and other information by analyzing the wheel speed signals that are generated by the rotation of...

Finite element modelling for polymer composites

By Dr. Sisira Ranatunga The Finite Element Analysis (FEA) plays a major role in developing new tyre designs to meet various performance demands Continuous study on “polymer composites” is a very attractive area for researchers due to increasing demand to significantly...

Rolling resistance Vital to fuel economy

Introduction It is a known fact that tyres play a significant role in the vehicle’s performance. There has been tremendous pressure on automotive OEMs to improve the performance of the vehicles. For the last few years, performance of tyres has played a significant...

Nano materials add to efficiency

By Dr Arup K Chandra Nano materials are key to the sustainable growth of rubber, tyre and auto-component industries. Major advances are being made in the usage of nano materials and other nanocomposites which can greatly improve the efficiency and performance of...