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Hankook Motorsport season review 2017

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Engineers give an insight into the amass of tire design and development challenges thrown up during more than 320 races completed last season

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Novel sensor technologies

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The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and Silent Sensors are developing tire sensors using additive manufacturing and novel materials. As part of this, Silent Sensors will make IoT components using a roll-to-roll process pioneered by CPI, which can be incorporated into tires

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With the advent of hybrid and electric vehicles, will traditional tires be succeeded by tall, narrower designs?

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The right combination

To maximize the use of materials and improve the sustainability of its tires, Michelin has the ultimate aim to be able to recycle 100% of scrap tires into new products.

Says Terry Gettys, executive VP of R&D, Michelin Group, “Currently, we’re able to incorporate a few percent without performance trade-offs and we are able to reincorporate a higher percentage into some of our budget lines, but it’s still less than 10%, so we are really in the research phase of new technology paths.”

Gettys foresees a realistic timescale of 5-10 years and notes that processes such as chemical break down will be the key to recycling large volumes.

Meanwhile the company's recently revealed Vision concept could set out the future for sustainable tires, for example, the concept is made from bio-sourced, biodegradable materials. For more information click here.

June 29, 2017

 

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