ERJ staff report (DS)
Hamburg, Germany – Pirelli, VMI, Sumitomo won awards at the Tire Technology Expo event last night. Two further companies, STL and Coda Development also won awards.
VMI won the award for Tyre innovation for its new MAXX tyre building machine currently installed at Nokian Tyres in Tampere, Finland.
Sumitomo Rubber Industries won the award for Environmental Technology of the year for the Enasave 97 research project. This resulted in a tyre which uses minimal amounts of oil-derived materials. Currently, 97 percent of…