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Trinseo ramps up production


The supplier recently inaugurated its state-of-the-art S-SBR pilot plant in Sckopau, Germany and increased capacity there by 50kt

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Metal additive manufacturing


The process developed by Michelin has enabled production of winter tire molds for tread patterns with up to 3,000 sipes and over 2,000 siping designs.

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Retread plant tour


This video produced by the Tire Retread and Repair Bureau highlights the benefits of retreading, taking viewers on a tour of a retread factory to learn more about the process, which brings new life to old tires.

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As tire makers continue to develop the latest smart tire concepts and innovations, which technology would you most like to see put into production first?


SHOW LIVE: Rea Jet presents solutions for direct marking of rubber and tires

Rea Jet is using the expo as a platform to showcase its cutting-edge inkjet and laser marking systems. Direct coding makes products clearly identifiable, supports counterfeit protection and improves production and factory logistics. As coded products can be identified via track and trace, the degree of automation in the factory can be increased and tires can be traced globally.

For contact-free inkjet marking of raw rubber felts, treads and finished tires, Rea Jet offers the upgraded Rea Jet DOD 2.0, which has a longer operating cycle. With protection class IP65, the robust printer is now more resistant. It is operated via a tablet, smartphone, touch display or a knob – even with gloves – and can be integrated into the existing IT infrastructure for synchronised processes according to IoT.

The company is also highlighting its RPS coding and marking system that marks rubber reliably with eco-friendly water-based inks at low costs at all stages of the tire production process. Markings are applied directly and contact-free onto the surface. Furthermore, the system enables fast and easy data exchange. Markings can either disappear during the vulcanisation process or captively bond with the rubber if required.

Head to Stand 2028 at Tire Technology Expo to see the latest technologies from Rea Jet. The show runs until 22 February. More information at

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