Conti opens dandelion rubber research centre

Anklam, Germany –  Continental has officially inaugurated its laboratory for research into the production of rubber from the Russian dandelion, at Anklam, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

The 6 Dec opening of the Taraxagum Lab Anklam came just a year after ground-breaking on the 30,000m² base, dedicated to the study of dandelion-rubber farming and extraction methods.

Representing an investment of €35-million, the northern Germany facility is expected to have around 20 employees with backgrounds in agricultural sciences, chemistry, and production and process technology.

Continental’s Taraxagum project partners include the Fraunhofer Institute…

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