Sumitomo Rubber Industries’ Tokyo Motor Show 2015 booth will showcase new design technologies applied to both its global Falken and regional Dunlop brands
Sumitomo Rubber Industries will present its latest “Advanced 4D Nano Design” materials development technology at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show, with a booth displaying both Falken Tyre and Dunlop brands. The show runs 29 October to 8 November 2015 at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan. In Europe, Falken tyres have achieved double-digit performance improvements with the earlier application of these design techniques used to develop Ecorun-branded products. With a Dunlop-branded version already on sale in Japan Sumitomo has already previewed a prototype Falken “fossil fuel-free” tyre for the European market, and the 4D Nano design process has been used in their development too.
Based on the theme ‘Overcoming problems with technology, changing the world with tyres’, this year’s booth will introduce and provide easy-to-understand explanations of the company’s various product development technologies, including the first ever unveiling of Advanced 4D Nano Design.
The technology utilises the ‘K’ supercomputer and other cutting-edge equipment to perform highly advanced material simulations and analysis. Falken says this allows major performance improvements in grip, fuel efficiency and wear. The booth will feature the latest Falken and Dunlop products, as well as advanced concept tyres incorporating the technology.
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