Tag: graphene

Linglong’s dandelion and polyurethane tyres on-show at Tire+

Tuesday 10th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Continuing the theme of technological development, Linglong Tire – a top five Chinese tyre enterprise – exhibited a number of technological developments including its: a dandelion natural rubber-based tyre, a tyre featuring a graphene compound and a polyurethane tyre manufactured with 3D printing techniques.

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Graphene – the tyre filler of the future?

Graphene – the tyre filler of the future?

Monday 17th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Initial data suggests graphene tyres offer 1.5x better rolling resistance and better mileage, braking 2016 has been the year that graphene has been most clearly and most publically associated with tyres. And with initial reports suggesting this material could have a dramatic effect on rolling resistance (and therefore emissions) as well as treadwear, it seems […]

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Sentury: electrostatic graphene tyre breaks through performance triangle

Sentury: electrostatic graphene tyre breaks through performance triangle

Monday 17th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Sentury and Huagao launched their first electrostatic conducting graphene tyre at the 2016 China International Graphene Innovation Conference (GrapChina) on 22 September. The launch comes less than a month after Sentury and Huagao officially announced their cooperation on the product.

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Shangdong Hengyu making graphene tyres

Shangdong Hengyu making graphene tyres

Monday 17th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Shangdong Hengyu Technology has become the latest tyre manufacturer to announce that it is making tyres based on the Nobel Prize-winning material graphene. Other firms using graphene in tyres include bicycle tyremaker Vitorria and fast-growing Chinese manufacturer Sentury Tire. According to the company supplying Hengyu with Graphene (The Sixth Element Materials Technology), Shangdong Hengyu has developed “tyre formulations” that the companies say demonstrates the positive impact of graphene on the performance of tyres.

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Sentury and Huagao cooperate on first graphene tyre

Sentury and Huagao cooperate on first graphene tyre

Tuesday 30th August 2016 | 0 Comments

On 3 August 2016 Sentury Tire and Huagao Graphene Technology Corporation hosted a ceremony marking the two firm’s cooperation on their first (and possibly the first) graphene high performance car tyre. Qingdao information technology department vice director Wang Jian, deputy mayor of Qingdao Sun Mingming, China grapheme industry alliance secretary Li Yichun, chairman of Sentury Qin Long and Sentury president Lanny represented Sentury by attending the signing ceremony.

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A graphene tyre breakthrough?

A graphene tyre breakthrough?

Thursday 7th January 2016 | 0 Comments

Interview Giulio Cesareo, founder and CEO of Directa Plus It may have been discovered in by scientists at the University of Manchester, but graphene is entering the tyre business via Italy after well-known bicycle tyre manufacturer Vittoria SpA launched a tyre produced using the Nobel Prize-winning material in conjunction with another Italian firm, Directa Plus. […]

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