Flexx belt maker from VMI wins manufacturing innovation award

ERJ staff report (BC)

Epe, The Netherlands – VMI won the category for tire manufacturing innovation in the annual Tire Technology International Innovation and Excellence Awards on 6 February, reported the company in a press release.

Awards judge Prof. Joe Walter said: “The VMI Flexx belt maker combines … advances in disparate components of tire manufacturing technology (such as gear pump assisted cord-rubber extrusion and splice control by optical imaging) while potentially producing more uniform belt plies, both in-line with tire building equipment, and off-line, without…

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