London - In a technical paper, now posted on ERJ, HF explains how the requirements for tire mixtures are increasing, particularly as from 2020 onwards requirements for another 20% drop in fuel-consumption are set to be implemented.
Achieving this target will require complex rubber formulations for tires, in which liquid polymers, new types of filler and other additives are likely to play an important role.
The tandem process has already improved the mixing process considerably. In the future, the machines will have to be further optimised with regard to dispersion, distribution, temperature control and process consistency with improved economy.
See the full HF study in the Technical Papers section of the ERJ homepage.