Conti starts construction of €35m dandelion rubber lab

Hanover, Germany – Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH has started the construction of its €35-million “Taraxagum Lab Anklam” research and test laboratory, the company announced 13 Nov.

The facility, being built in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, northern Germany, is set to become operational in the third quarter of 2018 creating 20 job.

Research at the laboratory will focus on the cultivation and processing of the Russian dandelion as an alternative source of raw material to traditional rubber tree plantations in the tropics.

The move is part of Conti’s plan to use…

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