Category: Technology

Recycled tyres and seatbelts for laptop

PKG, an Indian company manufacturing bags innovates used truck tyres and inner tyre tubes to make laptop sleeves. the straps are made from seat belts. The hand-made sleeves come in two sizes: the smaller size can fit a 13-inch notebook…

Goodyear unveils self-inflatable tyres

AUTOMAKERS have made modern-day vehicles safer, more comfortable, fuel-efficient and yet, fun to drive. However, tyres have always received step-motherly treatment, forcing vehicle owners to carry an extra tyre to avert a flat tyre situation. But carrying a spare tyre…

Recycling of tyres into oil in the US

US-based plastics recycling company Green EnviroTech Holdings (GETH) will set up two tyre recycling plants in the country using the latest technology from East Asia. The technology, which is currently in operation in nine locations in East Asia, has been…

Wacker’s LSRs for the medical and solar sectors

GERMANY-based chemicals supplier Wacker has introduced two new liquid silicone rubbers (LSRs): one for radiation-sterilisable silicone valves used in medical devices and the other for the solar industry, for flexible thin-film modules to be laminated using roll-to-roll processing. The LSR,…

Burning rubber to forge steel

NSW, Australia – “We have started doing all sorts of crazy things,” Veena Sahajwalla told the group of fresh faced scientists and exhausted chemists gathered at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia last Friday. A materials scientist at the University…

Improved flexion radials changing the AG tyre landscape

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America, the pioneer of improved flexion (IF) technology for agricultural tires, showed top agricultural journalists attending the 2011 Agricultural Media Summit how IF radials help farmers reduce soil compaction, improve fuel economy, help the environment…

Ford taps on dandelions for rubber

DANDELIONS may be considered as weeds but Ford Motor and Ohio State University (OSU) are looking at the plant in a new way by researching its potential use as a sustainable resource for rubber. A milky-white substance that seeps from…