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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: Steelastic discusses trends in manufacturing equipment

Experts at Steelastic have been engaged in deep discussions about upcoming trends and challenges in the tire industry – such as more flexibility in production.

Company president Ian Dennis said, “The tire industry is evolving at a rate never seen before. This evolution is driving requirements for significantly increased flexibility, automation, efficiency and traceability in tire manufacturing equipment. Steelastic is at the forefront of technology development that satisfies these requirements as well as making smaller, more flexible and lower-capital-outlay tire plants a viable reality.”

The company’s extrusion process is now being applied to equipment across tire component preparation. Find out more about the latest technologies for manufacturing radial belts and cap strip on Stand 8014 at Tire Technology Expo 2018. The show runs until 22 February. More information at

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