Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) and their ‘Advanced 4D Nano Design’ new materials development technology was selected for the prestigious Tire Technology of the Year award at the recent Tire Technology Expo 2017, which was held from February 14-16 in Hannover, Germany.
Held in Europe every year since its inception in 2001, the Tire Technology Expo is a trade exhibition and scientific & technical conference specific to tyre manufacturing and the tyre industry. Each year, the expo features various research reports and presentations from tyre manufacturers, raw material suppliers and public research institutions, culminating in an awards ceremony that recognises outstanding technical achievement.
SRI’s proprietary Advanced 4D Nano Design new materials development technology makes it possible to analyse and simulate the internal structures and behaviours of rubber materials precisely and continuously. The technology is able to examine down to nanometres and microns with the aim of achieving balanced high performance in the three areas of fuel efficiency, grip and wear resistance.