New tyre process ditches resorcinol and formaldehyde | Automotive Industry News

Rodolfo Schellin

Tyre maker Continental and Turkish reinforcer expert Kordsa have began producing passenger car tyres with a new sustainable adhesive.

The two partners have been performing alongside one another on this new eco-friendly dip know-how considering that 2017.
The know-how enables the bonding activation of textile reinforcing products with rubber compounds devoid of the use of resorcinol and formaldehyde in the textile dip.

Textile reinforcing products are extensively utilized in tyre producing, as well as in the manufacturing of mechanical rubber merchandise these types of as hoses and conveyor belts.
Due to the fact the initially announcement of Cokoon as an open up innovation know-how in March 2019, it has captivated awareness inside of the field. Forty organizations (tyre producers, converters, and textile suppliers) have expressed fascination in screening the product and are considering signing up for the licensing pool.

Twenty have presently gained samples. Now, all of the interested events have been invited to sign up for the pool and attain free of charge licensing in get to lead to the progress of this new green know-how.

“The sampling process was a big success and exceeded our anticipations. Feed-back from the field encouraged us to carry on with the integration of Cokoon into our tyres and to start sequence manufacturing of the initially tyres back again in 2019. Expanding use of the know-how in our tyre manufacturing in 2020 and in the next years is a higher precedence for us,” reported Andreas Topp, head of product and process progress and industrialisation at Continental.

The know-how does not have to have any changes in process tools.

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