ERJ staff report (DS)
Hannover -- Continental AG has published a brief report on the comppound development process within the company. Boris Mergell, head of material evaluation and processing car and truck tyres from Continental, described the development process for PAH-free compounds in the company's 'magic kitchen'.
Mergell said "We are currently developing a tyre prototype which does without over 90% of the fossil raw materials."
The company adds, slightly cryptically, "After all, natural rubber accounts for two-thirds of a car tyre, with a good proportion of this renewable raw material obtained from rubber trees in Central America."
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