Continental, Kordsa to make tyre production greener

Tuesday 15th August 2017 | 0 Comments
 
Continental and Kordsa are developing a greener system of bonding textile reinforcing materials to rubber-based compounds
Continental and Kordsa are developing a greener system of bonding textile reinforcing materials to rubber-based compounds

A collaboration between Continental’s Tire division and Kordsa, the Sabanci Group’s textile reinforcing materials business, is expected to result in a new, sustainable system of bonding textile reinforcing materials to rubber-based compounds. Specifically, the two companies are working on a technology that replaces resorcinol and formaldehyde with more environmentally friendly chemicals. Continental reports that to-date the joint work has delivered “very promising” results, adding that the technology will be available to others under a free licensing concept.

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