Tyre maker Continental and Turkish reinforcer specialist Kordsa have started generating passenger motor vehicle tyres with a new sustainable adhesive.
The two partners have been doing the job collectively on this new eco-pleasant dip technological innovation since 2017.
The technological innovation permits the bonding activation of textile reinforcing materials with rubber compounds devoid of the use of resorcinol and formaldehyde in the textile dip.
Textile reinforcing materials are widely employed in tyre manufacturing, as very well as in the generation of mechanical rubber products these as hoses and conveyor belts.
Due to the fact the to start with announcement of Cokoon as an open up innovation technological innovation in March 2019, it has attracted interest within just the marketplace. Forty companies (tyre manufacturers, converters, and textile suppliers) have expressed curiosity in testing the content and are considering signing up for the licensing pool.
20 have now acquired samples. Now, all of the intrigued parties have been invited to be part of the pool and acquire no cost licensing in get to add to the progress of this new inexperienced technological innovation.
“The sampling course of action was a big accomplishment and exceeded our expectations. Feedback from the marketplace encouraged us to proceed with the integration of Cokoon into our tyres and to begin sequence generation of the to start with tyres back again in 2019. Increasing use of the technological innovation in our tyre generation in 2020 and in the pursuing several years is a substantial priority for us,” explained Andreas Topp, head of content and course of action progress and industrialisation at Continental.
The technological innovation does not demand any alterations in course of action tools.