TTI Awards shortlist announced

The shortlisted nominations for this year’s Tire Technology International Awards include a number of familiar names, including a double-billing for Continental and SRI. The list of nominees also recognises important environmental innovations from the likes of Devulco, Kordsa and Pyrolyx, and the growing global impact of China-based tyre manufacturers and equipment suppliers, with Giti Tire and Mesnac both shortlisted. The winners in each of the five award categories will be announced on 11 February.

The shortlist in full:

Tire Manufacturing Innovation of the Year

Continental – ContiLifeCycle, Hanover
Crisplant – Green-tyre handling
Ichimaru-Giken – Shaping unit
Micro-Poise – Open ply splice defect algorithm

Environmental Achievement of the Year

Devulco – Devulcanisng process
Kordsa Global – Resorcinol-formaldehyde-free dip solution
Pyrolyx – Sustainable carbon black
SRI – Enasave 100

Tire Technology of the Year

Bridgestone – ‘ologic’ technology
Galileo/Mitas – PneuTrac
Polaris Industries – TerrainArmor non-pneumatic tyre
SRI – Ultra-Pure natural rubber

Tire Industry Supplier of the Year

Herbert Maschinenbau
Uzer Makina

Tire Manufacturer of the Year

Giti Tire

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