Sumitomo study cracks the mystery behind rubber failure

Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) says it has cracked the mystery surrounding rubber failure, in a joint study with the Dresden, Germany-based Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research. This groundbreaking research has shed light on the heretofore unknown mechanism that...

Coming soon: Tyres with colour, less air loss!

You can soon expect to drive your car on tyres that have the same colour as your vehicle and that need inflating only once a year. Dr Sabu Thomas, Professor of Polymer Engineering and Nanotechnology and Vice-Chancellor in charge of MG University, Kottayam, Kerala, and...

Yokohama has a better solution for automotive AC cooling

The Yokohama Rubber Company has developed a double-tube internal heat exchanger for use in automotive air-conditioners to improve the cooling efficiency. The HFC-134a, which is widely used as a refrigerant for automotive air conditioners, has a high GWP (Global...