Technology: Tandem process is revolutionising the tire industry

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…

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