Category: Technology

ContiTech’s vibration-free engine mountings

WITH car engines becoming smaller and vehicles lighter, Germany-based ContiTech Vibration Control has introduced modular engine mountings that are free from vibrations. To enable more than one type of engine and drive system to be integrated into a single vehicle…

RFID in tyres

GOODYEAR has launched its first ever RFID incorporated tyres. The company has chosen its Regional RHT II trailer tyre of size 435/50R19.5 to incorporate RFID allowing for advantages to fleet operators such as reduced downtime, improved safety and tyre management.…

Shoe to incorporate tyre technology

GERMAN tyre maker Continental Tyres is using its technology to develop a high-end running shoes together with Adidas. The tyre maker’s Traction compound technology is being used for the shoe sole to provide a grip on wet and dry roads,…

New elastomers stretch possibilities

CABOT has launched its patented Transfinity elastomer composites, said to improve elastomer durability, wear resistance and vibration isolation. The products are composites made from elastomer latex, which is a liquid form of rubber, and reinforcing articles, such as carbon black.…

Providing a tight seal for Chinese aircraft

CANADA-based Simrit, the industrial sealing products division of Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies, is supplying a customised silicone seal for the emergency door application in China’s first commercial aircraft. Specifically designed for the precise requirements of the emergency door application, the seal…

Rubber in grass surface

US company Liberty Tire Recycling is working with the University of Tennessee´s Centre for Athletic Field Safety to test the potential role that crumb rubber could play in maintaining a natural grass athletic surface. Liberty says crumb rubber could provide…

Improved rolling resistance for tyre

US-based Momentive Performance Materials is collaborating with Sumitomo Rubber Industries on the development of Enasave Premium tyre, the first to use Momentive’s NXT Z 45 silane, a coupling agent for silica-based tyre tread compound. Launched at the recent Tokyo Motor…

Recyclable airless tyre from Bridgestone

JAPANESE tyre maker Bridgestone has developed a non-pneumatic (airless) concept tyre that could prove to be a viable and more environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional tyres. Bridgestone’s tyre has a structure of spokes stretching along the inner sides of the tyres…

Pyrolysis process patented

US-based recycling technology company Polyflow has obtained patents from the US and Australia for its proprietary pyrolysis process that converts mixed and contaminated plastic and rubber waste into transportation fuels and chemical intermediates. The Akron-based company is designing a full-scale…

Computer simulation for elastomers

TWO US companies Endurica, producer of simulation system technology, and analysis software provider Safe Technology have partnered to produce fe-safe/Rubber, a solution for computer simulation of fatigue failure in elastomers. This allows analysts responsible for the durability of elastomeric products…