Tag: nano-particles

American Process and Birla Carbon announce nanocellulose tyre joint venture

American Process and Birla Carbon announce nanocellulose tyre joint venture

6th March 2017 | 0 Comments

On 2 March 2017 American Process Inc. (API) and Aditya Birla Group’s, Birla Carbon signed a joint development agreement to explore the technical and business potential of combining carbon black and nanocellulose to improve tyre performance. Initial evaluations suggest synergies between the companies’ Birla Carbon and BioPlus nanocellulose products when it comes to lowering the rolling resistance of tyres. Over 70 per cent of the world’s carbon black is consumed by the tyre industry, with carbon black constituting 25 per cent of the tyre weight.

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Iran Designs Nano Tyres

14th August 2007 | 0 Comments

Iran's Polymer and Petrochemical Institute incorporated “highly friction-resistant” nanotechnology into the development of vehicle and aircraft tyres. According to a Meridian Institute report, Iranian researcher Mohammad Karrabi said: “In this method, the frictional resistance of tyres has been increased through calculating the mechanical characteristics of them. Lower rolling resistance and higher frictional resistance will lead to less fuel consumption.” He also said that the use of nanotechnology will help Iran's automobile manufacturers compete in the market. The project, which was launched with support from the Presidential Office last year, will be completed by next year.

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