Die zwei Kunststoffkomponenten sind im Spritzguss miteinander verbunden, so dass ein Montageschritt entfällt. Bildquelle: BASF

Abrasion-resistant, low temperature flexible TPU

Plastic with a cold grip

Even at low temperatures plastic can efficiently substitute metal: the French textile and rubber company Joubert Productions, Ambert, is for the first time putting snow chains on the market whose chain links are made entirely from plastic. more...

March 7. 2017 - Article


Silane-based Additives

Reinforcement Efficiency of Silica in Dependence of different Types of Silane Coupling Agents in Natural Rubber-based Tire Compounds

The effects of 3-Octanoylthio-1-propyltriethoxysilane (NXT), 3-mercaptopropyl-di(tridecan-1-oxy-13-penta (ethylen-eoxide)) ethoxysilane (VP Si-363) and vinyltriethoxysilane (VTES) on the properties of silicafilled NR compounds are studied in comparison with bis-(trieth-oxysilylpropyl) tetrasulfide (TESPT). more...

May 4. 2016 - Research news

Parameter Optimization of Finite Element Tire Models

Simulation of Tire Models

Parameter Optimization of Finite Element Tire Models

Tire models are used for several applications in the field of vehicle dynamics and tire construction. more...

March 24. 2016 - Research news


The Tyre Industry

More than a Century of Innovation and still not Slowing Down

The Tyre Industry Industry would not be where it is today, if it was not for tyres. Mass transportation – except for trains and ships, perhaps – would not be possible. Personal transportation would not allow for the speeds we drive today. Trucks would not be able to carry the load they carry, if it was not for tyres. Planes could not lift off or land without these black donuts. more...

February 8. 2016 - Article

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Simulation of Tire-Road static Interaction of all-Steel Pneumatic Truck Tire

A source of the specific properties of the cord-rubber tire composite and difficulties encountered in the analysis of deformation of a pneumatic tire are pointed out. A method is proposed for modeling of deformation of the tire that provides valuable results from the tire designer’s point of view. As a result of simulation of the […] more...

February 1. 2016 - Research news

Dina Gabriel und Dr. Alexander Karbach haben die Rasterkraftmikroskopie für die Materialanalyse von Reifen weiterentwickelt.

Analysis of Tire Components

Analysis of Tire Components

Modern atomic force microscopes also offers the opportunity to locate components in rubber mixtures accurately. The Laboratory for surface and solid analysis of Currenta in Leverkusen has applied successfully this measurement technology for the development of tires. For other products, polymer-based, this method yields great potential. more...

October 13. 2015 - Article