New R&D directions in Japan

 Based on article published in Nov/Dec issue of European Rubber Journal magazine.


Efforts to advance the performance of tire rubber are moving in a new direction, led by Japanese tire makers who have long been to the fore in applying advanced analysis and R&D techniques to materials science.

Typifying the latest thinking, Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd has established a development technology for rubber materials based on ‘materials informatics’. This features the use of…

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