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Tire Technology Expo 2018 will open soon. (Copyright: UKIP Media)

Tire Technology Expo 2018 will open soon. (Copyright: UKI Media)

Tire Technology Expo in Hannover is an important international gathering of tire manufacturing experts, making it an opportunity to view and debate all the latest innovations in materials, chemicals and machinery. The list of topics to be discussed in Hannover next February includes automation, big data and Industry 4.0, intralogistics, production efficiency, tire labelling and RFID tagging.

Several new companies

Joining the numerous returning companies – including industry heavyweights such as HF, Mesnac, Siemens and VMI – will be many first-time exhibitors, including German suppliers Getriebebau Nord (drive systems), Ilmberger Maschinen- und Zahnradfabrik (gearing technology), Industriefabrik Schneider (steam packages for curing presses) and Festo (automation).

Innovative testing technologies will be the focus for two other newcomers, MonTech (rubber testing solutions) and Camber Ridge, which has opened a groundbreaking indoor facility in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The chemicals and materials area of the expo will be strong once again, underlining the innovative research being done to meet performance and sustainability challenges with newly developed materials and sophisticated compounds. Some of the new exhibitors in the chemicals and materials field at the 2018 show will include Shin-Etsu Silicones Europe BV and Madura Industrial Textiles. Hailing from the Netherlands and India respectively, these companies underline the global nature of Tire Technology Expo’s exhibitor and visitor base.

Conference programm

With its parallel programme of conference sessions close to the exhibition hall, numerous short courses and the prestigious Awards Gala Dinner, Tire Technology Expo 2018 offers visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates a good networking opportunity within the tire manufacturing sector.