Understanding Green Tire Chemistry

Traditionally, if a tire was designed to advance performance in one area, it often meant a compromise in others…

Vehicle OEMs are currently looking to maximize fuel efficiency as much as possible, yet customers want traction and handling. Since tires are the only part of the vehicle that’s directly connected to the road surface, engineering them to excel in these different areas is no small feat.

To help understand the chemistry involved in making a tire that’s able to advance in these different areas, Smithers hosted a webinar series delving into what’s behind so-called green tire technology.

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Cooper Tire recalls CS5 Grand Touring and Mastercraft LSR Grand Touring tires

Cooper Tire & Rubber is recalling 11,957 Cooper CS5 Grand Touring 225/55R17 and Mastercraft LSR Grand Touring 225/55R17 tires with DOT codes 2920 through 0121.

The tires may have low tread gauge in the shoulder slot area which could cause tread separation and sidewall failure.

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Continental Recalling Some Conti, General, Barum Tires

Continental Tire the Americas, LLC. is recalling certain Continental, General and Barum brand tires sold as original or replacement equipment.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the affected tires were cured for too long during production. Over cured tires may develop a break in the sidewall resulting in sudden air loss or a belt edge separation which could lead to a tread/belt loss. Either condition can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

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Yokohama Rubber Testing a System for Tire and Road-Surface Sensing

Tokyo—The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.; Alps Alpine Co., Ltd.; and Zenrin Co., Ltd., are conducting pilot testing with connecting data obtained from an Internet of Things (IoT) tire fitted with a road surface sensing system to map data and have begun studying new tire business.

This pilot testing involves conducting road-surface sensing with a test vehicle equipped with an advanced tire sensor that is being developed jointly by Yokohama Rubber and Alps Alpine. Connecting the road surface sensing data possessed by the tire sensor to the abundant map data possessed by Zenrin will speed progress in analyzing and accumulating diverse road-surface data and in building a system, and the partners are eyeing the realization of tire business that will consist of proposing new value-added.

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Falken Launches New Studless Winter Performance Tires

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA – Falken Tires, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., and highly regarded for its multiple lines of high-performance tires in every category, has introduced the new Eurowinter HS01 and HS01 SUV Studless Winter Performance Tire, offering excellent winter traction for today’s sedans, coupes, SUVs and CUVs.
 
Developed to perform in the harshest winter conditions, the Eurowinter HS01 offers an improved tread compound over its predecessor, the Eurowinter HS449, enabling drivers accustomed to snow on roadways to perform even more effectively, thanks to the Eurowinter tire line’s confident grip and its predictable performance in ice and snow.

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Mastercraft Grand Touring Tires

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Cooper CS5 Grand Touring 225/55R17 and Mastercraft LSR Grand Touring 225/55R17 tires with DOT codes 2920 through 0121.

The tires may have low tread gauge in the shoulder slot area which could cause tread separation and sidewall failure, the National Highway Traffic Association Says says.

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Pirelli’s intelligent tires to come as OE tire on the McLaren Artura

Pirelli will supply intelligent tires equipped with sensors for the first time on the McLaren Artura.

Pirelli’s Cyber Tire system, made up of a sensor in each tire, gathers vital data for safe driving, linked to software integrated into the car’s onboard computer. Cyber Tire technology offers a plethora of information to the car and driver: the tire’s ‘passport’ – the type of tire, whether it’s a winter or summer version, prescribed pressure, load index and speed rating – as well as current running information, such as temperature and pressure.

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Trelleborg to expand EMR radial tire range for loaders and dumpers

Trelleborg Wheel Systems has released the newest additions to its EMR range of earthmover radial tires for critical construction applications.

New tire sizes for the EMR 1042 and EMR 1051 ranges will be released on to the market in early 2021, offering better productivity, increased rider comfort and extended tire life.

Marcello Mantovani, Product Manager Construction at Trelleborg Wheel Systems, says: “Much like our EMR1025 All-Season tire, the expanded EMR range showcases the cutting-edge design and engineering that goes into our specialty tires for industrial applications. As an industry leader in the specialized tire market, Trelleborg continuously seeks new solutions that enhance our customers’ productivity. Both the EMR 1042 and EMR 1051 tires offer superior traction, enhanced damage protection and durability, plus a reinforced carcass and sidewall protection to extend tire life and increase rider comfort.”

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Laser processing revolutionizes prototype production of car tires

Jenoptik’s Light & Production Division announces cooperation with the 4JET Group to jointly drive the commercialization of innovative laser prototyping technology

The technology enables rapid prototyping of vehicle tires through precise laser material processing. In this process, individual profiles and designs are laser-generated into tires with a smooth tread and neutral sidewall. The process replaces the time-consuming manual carving of tires and thus significantly shortens development cycles and prototyping costs in tire development.

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Pirelli’s Cyber Tire System Starts Dialogue Between Cars & Tires

A first—Pirelli now equips as standard, a tire with sensors that can talk to a car!

Pirelli’s Cyber Tire system, made up of a sensor in each tire that gathers vital data for safe driving, is linked to software integrated into the car’s onboard computer. That car is the McLaren Artura complete with sensor-equipped tires: a hybrid supercar packed with technology for an even safer and more involved driving experience.

Cyber Tire technology offers a plethora of information to the car and driver: the tire’s ‘passport’—the type of tire, a winter or summer version, prescribed pressure, load index and speed rating—as well as current running information, i.e. temperature and pressure.

Read the source article at Autosphere.ca