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2020 speakers by company

Patrick Michalke
key account manager
4JET Technologies GmbH
GERMANY

Biography: Patrick has a BSc in Business Engineering and worked for Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, where he first gained professional experience in laser technology. After graduating from university, Patrick started his career as a consultant for the automotive industry, including an internship with BMW Group. In 2017 he joined 4JET Technologies as sales manager and was promoted to key account manager for a major OEM and a tire manufacturer.
Laser - improving efficiency in the manufacturing of premium tires

Synopsis: Demands on tires are changing due to the effects of new applications requirements resulting from shared economy and electric mobility and high-performance applications in traditional OEM applications. Premium tires featuring noise-absorbing foam and self-sealing compounds are therefore increasing in volume in the supply chain to OEMs. Making the manufacturing of such tires as efficient as possible is mandatory for all tire makers. The presentation shows the market development as well as the solutions supported by laser technology to overcome the constraints in manufacturing.

Kazuki Kido
Vehicle dynamics analysis specialist
A&D Company Ltd
JAPAN

Measurement of the lateral stiffness of the rotating tire using the contact force measurement

Synopsis: The deceleration of the tire lateral force is an important component in vehicle dynamics and is known to be caused by the tire's lateral stiffness. In general, lateral stiffness is measured in a static state, so there are very few examples of measuring lateral stiffness while the tire is rotating. The proposed method makes it possible to measure the force, displacement and stiffness values ​​of the tire contact patch in a distributed manner by measuring the force distribution on the contact surface during the tire rotation.

Measurement of rotating tire lateral stiffness applying contact force measurement

Synopsis: The delay of tire lateral force is an important component in vehicle dynamics and is known to be caused by the lateral stiffness of the tire. Generally, lateral stiffness is measured in a static state, so there are very few examples of lateral stiffness measurement during tire rotation. The proposed method makes it possible to measure the force, displacement and stiffness values ​​of the tire footprint in a distributed manner by measuring the force distribution on the contact surface during tire rotation.



A&D Technology Inc

product manager - tire and vehicle dynamics products
Matthew van Gennip

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Matthew van Gennip
product manager - tire and vehicle dynamics products
A&D Technology Inc
United States

Biography: Matthew graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2018 with a master's in Applied Science. His thesis involved high-fidelity vehicle dynamic modeling for autonomous vehicle purposes. As such, his background is focused on tire and vehicle dynamics. He is passionate about both subjects, constantly striving to expand his knowledge. After graduating, he was hired by A&D Technology to focus on the company's tire testing and vehicle dynamics products.
Measurement of the lateral stiffness of the rotating tire using the contact force measurement

Synopsis: The deceleration of the tire lateral force is an important component in vehicle dynamics and is known to be caused by the tire's lateral stiffness. In general, lateral stiffness is measured in a static state, so there are very few examples of measuring lateral stiffness while the tire is rotating. The proposed method makes it possible to measure the force, displacement and stiffness values ​​of the tire contact patch in a distributed manner by measuring the force distribution on the contact surface during the tire rotation.

Measurement of rotating tire lateral stiffness applying contact force measurement

Synopsis: The delay of tire lateral force is an important component in vehicle dynamics and is known to be caused by the lateral stiffness of the tire. Generally, lateral stiffness is measured in a static state, so there are very few examples of lateral stiffness measurement during tire rotation. The proposed method makes it possible to measure the force, displacement and stiffness values ​​of the tire footprint in a distributed manner by measuring the force distribution on the contact surface during tire rotation.

Roberto Blanco Trillo
business development manager
Allnex
GERMANY

Biography: Roberto received his MSc in Chemistry and his PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Cologne. After finishing his studies, he worked in technical sales and business development at Brenntag, where he was in charge of the surface technology department. He is currently part of the cross-linker business unit of Allnex as business development manager with responsibility for tire applications, among other things.
Cord adhesion without cobalt and resorcinol and with less zinc

Synopsis: Resorcinol replacements are commonly used in tire compounds to improve adhesion between the rubber matrix and the surface of metal inserts while attaining a significant reduction in workplace exposure and no fuming by resorcinol. The next step to reduce environmental concerns is to eliminate not only resorcinol but also cobalt salts by using a zinc-functionalized resin in a masterbatch. The vulcanization speed is attained with significantly reduced zinc levels, and the use of cobalt salts is completely avoided. This approach provides high cord adhesion without cobalt or resorcinol while reducing zinc - a triple green solution.

Michele Scacchi
Application engineer
Alpha Technologies UK
ITALY

Advances in rheometry: update of RPA and new test development

Synopsis: The geometry with a closed mold gap of the RPA 2000 is the only arrangement that, from a rheometric point of view, allows reproducible and meaningful results to be obtained with many elastomers, but the closed test cavity does not meet the theoretical requirements for simple shear flow with regard to the boundary conditions. The new Premier RPA + model, equipped with Alpha's patent-pending PDM system, can reduce the deviation from conventional rotational rheometers with an open-gap geometry, thereby increasing repeatability and reproducibility. The shear flow start-up test was validated on the commercial Premier Mooney to characterize complex branching patterns.

Progress in rheometry: updating of RPA and new test development

Synopsis: Although the closed die gap geometry of the RPA 2000 is the only setup that allows obtaining reproducible and meaningful results with many elastomers from the rheometric point of view, the closed test cavity does not meet the theoretical requirements for simple shear flow in terms of boundary conditions . The new Premier RPA + model equipped with Alpha’s patent-pending PDM system can reduce the deviation from the traditional rotational rheometers with an open die gap geometry, increasing the repeatability and reproducibility. The shear startup flow test was validated on the commercial Premier Mooney to characterize complex branching patterns.

Tim Eisenmann
Chief Analytics Officer
American Tire Distributors
United States

Data analysis as a profit driver in wholesale

Synopsis: The talk will focus on how data analytics can be used to eliminate inefficiencies in tire wholesale and logistics and drive a significant increase in profitability. The speaker has extensive experience in applying data analysis to sales networks and brings this expertise to bear as part of a business revitalization in the tire industry. This includes profound changes in management, organization and vision in creating a revitalized business based on a targeted application of data analysis.

Data analytics as a profit driver in wholesale

Synopsis: The paper focuses on how data analytics can be used to remove inefficiencies in the tire wholesale and logistics activities and drive substantial increases in profitability. The speaker has wide experience in the application of data analytics to distribution networks, and is bringing that expertise into the tire industry as part of a corporate resurrection story. That story has involved deep changes in management, corporate organization and corporate vision in creating a revitalized business based on focused application of data analytics.

Georg Bohm
president
Appia LLC
United States

Novel options for rubber recycling

Synopsis: This lecture aims to provide a more detailed understanding of the technical and commercial challenges involved in rubber recycling. It also explores new ways to turn ground rubber particles from used tires (a cheap filler of little value) into a useful new raw material for use in tire compounds and other applications.

Novel rubber recycling options

Synopsis: The talk will offer a more detailed understanding of the technical and commercial challenges associated with rubber recycling. It will also discuss new opportunities to convert ground rubber particles of spent tires (an inexpensive filler of marginal value) into a useful new raw material for use in tire compounds and other applications.

Bharath Anantharamaiah
Research engineer
Applus IDIADA
SPAIN

Novel methodology to determine the hyperelasticities of tire rubber constituents

Synopsis: A methodology has been developed to simulate the tire static behavior and estimate its constituent hyperelasticities based on the measured tire responses (radial, longitudinal and lateral stiffness) for the applied static loads. First, a simplified tire numerical model with standard rubber material properties is modeled that can substantively predict the necessary tire static responses. These responses are compared against the physical tire responses that are measured using a kinematic and compliance (K&C) test rig. Finally, a DoE and an optimization process are performed by sampling the rubber hyperelasticities to simulate the FE model and match the tire static test responses precisely.

Judith Bertomeu
Research engineer
Applus + IDIADA
SPAIN

Rolling resistance prediction based on asphalt properties

Synopsis: This paper discusses how pavement performances, in terms of driving energy demand, are influenced by asphalt properties. A deeper knowledge of asphalt characterization results in better laboratory reproductions, providing more realistic and reliable results when testing under controlled environments. The investigation was carried out as a three-party partnership project between Sorigué as pavement builder, Norcontrol as pavement tester, and IDIADA as vehicle tester. This collaboration enabled the teams to share their knowledge in each specific area and provided a view of the whole vehicle-pavement-tire combination when considering rolling resistance.

Jake Norman
head of innovation
April Robotics
UK

Biography: Jake started working at OAL after graduating from the University of Bristol with a degree in Economics. Having previously worked for Deloitte in the audit and consultancy streams, he recognized that he could make the biggest impact as an innovative SME. Jake leads a diverse engineering team automating component weighing with robotics.
Unmanned component handling and weighing with robotics

Synopsis: Handling and weighing components by hand is a high cost to tire manufacturing businesses. Currently, many companies weigh out powders by hand, exposing operators to H&S risks and businesses to human error and product failure. The presentation will share how advanced technology and robotics can address these issues by removing the human operator from the process. Following work with the University of Lincoln, April has developed and commercialized the April Weighing Machine, which automatically stores and weighs out components to a works order.

David Hardy
Head of Technical Service and Development
Arlanxeo Germany GmbH
GERMANY

Tire test results with new functionalized SSBRs

Synopsis: The functionalization of butadiene rubbers is a proven method to improve their interaction with silica fillers. This leads to an improved dynamic performance of the tread compounds for passenger car tires, in particular to optimize energy losses. The data from our own tire tests based on several SSBRs will show that this results in reduced rolling resistance and that other important tire properties such as handling / cornering that are not on the tire label are also affected.

Tire test results with new functionalized SSBRs

Synopsis: Functionalizing butadiene rubbers is a proven method employed to improve their interaction with silica fillers. This results in the enhancement of dynamic performance in passenger tire tread compounds particularly to optimize energy losses. Own tire testing data based on several SSBRs will show that these results in reduced rolling resistance and also that other important tire properties that are not covered by the tire label, such as handling / cornering, are affected.

Kilian Wüst
Technical Manager
Arlanxeo Germany GmbH
GERMANY

Functionalized butadiene rubber for tire applications

Synopsis: The introduction of specific functional groups into the butadiene rubber enables improved interaction with the fillers, resulting in better filler dispersion and improved dynamic properties in tire applications. Current developments for the functionalization of rubber are presented and the effects on important tire properties are discussed.

Functionalized butadiene rubber for tire applications

Synopsis: Introducing specific functional groups into butadiene rubber allows for improved interaction with fillers, resulting in better filler dispersion and improved dynamic properties in tire applications. Recent developments for functionalizing rubber are presented and the effects on critical tire properties are discussed.

Daisuke Hayata
Deputy Head
Asahi Kasei Corporation
JAPAN

Special functionalized SSBR and its effect on silica dispersion

Synopsis: In order to reduce rolling resistance (RR) for better fuel efficiency of tires, the use of solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene copolymer (SSBR) in combination with silane / silica systems in tire treads is successful. Although it is generally difficult for silica to be well-dispersed in a hydrophobic rubber matrix due to its high hydrophilicity, Asahi Kasei has developed special functionalized SSBRs that give better silica dispersion due to their unique functionalization technology. In this presentation, the interaction between SSBRs and silica and the positive effect on silica dispersion will be discussed.

Eshwaran Subramani Bhagavatheswaran
Development engineer
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
GERMANY

Functionalized SSBR - how beneficial is it?

Synopsis: In recent years, functionalized SSBR has penetrated the market and is now a common and popular option for tire manufacturers. Asahi Kasei has five different product lines that differ significantly in the nature and extent of functionalization. This fundamental scientific study highlights the benefits of Asahi Kasei's different functionalization technologies for various properties such as rubber-filler interaction, mechanical performance, magic triangle, etc.

Functionalized SSBR - how beneficial is it?

Synopsis: Over the past few years, functionalized SSBR has penetrated the market and is now a common and popular choice for tire manufacturers. Asahi Kasei has five different product lines that differ vastly in the nature and degree of functionalization. This basic scientific study highlights the benefits of different functionalization technologies of Asahi Kasei on various properties such as rubber-filler interaction, mechanical performance, magic triangle, etc.



Automobili Lamborghini SpA

Tire Development Engineer - Vehicle Dynamics
Giovanni Caputi-Gennaro

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Giovanni Caputi-Gennaro
Tire Development Engineer - Vehicle Dynamics
Automobili Lamborghini SpA
ITALY

A novel subjective-objective approach for assessment of tire performance

Synopsis: A novel methodology is proposed for evaluation of tire performance by vehicle testing. The core of the methodology is a combined subjective-objective test approach. Unconstrained maneuvers performed by factory drivers are processed to isolate bits of significant statistics about tire behavior. A distinguishing feature of such a perspective is that no attempt is made to correlate subjective ratings with the usual vehicle dynamics KPI.Indeed, tailored metrics are defined in order to address the vehicle handling issues claimed to be the most significant by Lamborghini factory drivers. The reliability and physical consistency of the outcomes are promising. The presentation will discuss potential implications for tire development and optimization of tire virtual models.

Andreas Schilp
managing Director
AZL Technology Center GmbH
GERMANY

Acoustic and dynamic measurements of blocked forces from tires and suspensions

Synopsis: With regard to e-vehicles, road noise is becoming increasingly important for overall driving comfort. In the development process, dynamic simulation models of a rolling tire are still a major challenge. We present test arrangements and exemplary test results for the measurement of suspensions and tire / rim combinations with exactly the same stimulus, e.g. B. a rough roller surface on a chassis test bench. Possible measurement results are blocked dynamic forces, blocked moments and the radiated sound power. With these test stands, optimal data for the validation of the simulation models, the setup of the hybrid models and the system optimization can be obtained.

Acoustic and dynamic blocked force measurements of tires and suspensions

Synopsis: With regard to electric vehicles, road noise is becoming increasingly important for overall driving comfort. In the development process, dynamic simulation models of a rolling tire are still a big challenge. We present test setups and example test results for the measurement of suspensions and tire / rim combinations on exactly the same excitation, e.g. a rough roller surface on a chassis dyno. Measurement results can be the dynamic blocked forces, blocked moments and the radiated sound power. Using these test benches, optimum data can be created for the validation of simulation models, the setup of hybrid models and system optimization.

Alan Bennetts
director
Bay Systems
GREAT BRITAIN

Measurement of accelerations of the tire tread and sound pressure when driving on the road

Synopsis: Tires with embedded sensors should improve handling and safety - but that only works if their signals are correctly interpreted and changes can be made quickly. We want to try to understand what might be possible and have installed instruments in the tires that capture high quality signals. Data were collected for a range of tires and road surfaces on public roads. Our results show that the tire / road interface data actually contains a lot of information that can distinguish surfaces. But with what amount of computational effort is it cost-effective?

Tire tread accelerations and sound pressures measured when driving on roads

Synopsis: Tires with embedded sensors should improve handling and safety but only if their signals can be interpreted correctly and change enacted quickly. To try and understand what might be possible, we have installed instrumentation inside the tire to gather high-quality signals. The data has been gathered on the public highway for a range of tires and road surfaces. The results we have obtained demonstrate that data from the tire / road interface does indeed contain a lot of information that can differentiate surfaces. But at what level of computational effort does this become cost-effective?

Joachim Bertrand
director
Behn Meyer Europe GmbH
GERMANY

Next-generation modified silica for optimized tire compound development

Synopsis: Behn Meyer will present its latest surface-modified silicas. These are optimized to shift the magic triangle further up and optimize low-VOC and easy-to-mix compounds. Compound lab data will be presented showing an SSBR / BR PC tire tread example with 20-25% higher abrasion resistance at a higher level of skid and rolling resistance than current silica-silane combinations. During mixing, almost no volatiles are emitted and mixing time is as short as for a standard CB compound. These new candidates are optimum for low energy-consuming compound production and will optimize the properties demanded by the coming generations of electric cars.

Thomas Soika
sales Manager
Benninger Zell GmbH
GERMANY

Big data and IoT in tire cord processing

Synopsis: These days, requirements for machine availability as well as sustainability and product reliability call for greater attention. Therefore, machines and processes are observed and monitored at all times and huge amounts of data are available at any time and anywhere without borders. Smart IoT solutions make processes transparent and support operators of installations in securing their production, protecting their machines and providing the best quality at all times.

Arup Saha Deuri
Head of R&D
BKT
INDIA

Cut and chip properties of tire rubber compounds

Synopsis: The functionality of rubber used in tire applications becomes particularly important when it is subjected to unpaved / rough terrain, because the sharp edges of stones will gradually cut the rubber parts. This study examined many factors that could maintain initial wear characteristics but prevent cutting and chipping problems. NR / SBR blends in different ratios, their physical and mechanical properties, and the role of silica, carbon black, aramid fiber and basalt fiber are studied here.

Kai Hauvala
founder and CEO
Black Donuts Engineering Inc
FINLAND

Biography: Kai worked at Nokian Tires plc from 1994 to 2010 in several positions including production manager, production control manager and R&D manager. He is an enthusiastic business-oriented tire industry advisor and rethinker with a BSc in Automotive Technology.
The future of the tire business - transforming for the future

Synopsis: This paper looks at the mid-term future of the tire industry driven by changes in the competitive market, customer demands and manufacturing technology. As the marketplace dynamics are changing at a rapid pace, companies are being forced to rethink their strategies. The speaker highlights some current and emerging trends in the tire industry and builds a realistic vision of the future. He encourages companies to transform their business models in order to remain competitive and future-proof, and to turn threats into opportunities.

Philippe van Bogaert
CEO
Bogimac
BELGIUM

Biography: Philippe is CEO of Bogimac. He has an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from KUL University of Leuven and has spent his whole career in R&D of high-dynamic machine development. He was chief mechanical engineer in the R&D division of Picanol weaving machines before founding the Bogimac engineering company with his wife in 1991. Bogimac supplies high-performance dynamic material fatigue testing equipment to the material labs of leading international tire and rubber reinforcement manufacturers.
Fatigue simulation methods for the physical lab of the failure modes of tire and rubber reinforcing materials

Synopsis: When validating tire and rubber reinforcement materials in the physical lab, different test methods are defined to evaluate the different failure modes occurring in the tire and other reinforced rubber composites: dynamic tension, compression, buckling, single and reverse bending, intra-cord and cord -rubber adhesion, and rubber shear, as well as a combination of these. Material labs are therefore using generic shoeshine, bend-rotation, pull-pull and free-flex test methods on reinforced rubber strips to evaluate the fatigue behavior of the rubber reinforcement and its interaction with the rubber matrix under specific conditions. Specific test workflows (failure count, runout survival, Woehler, early warning, remaining strength, etc) are used for in-depth validation of new materials, while quality assurance differentiates efficiently between good / bad, generally using the straightforward staircase approach.

Håkan Angerbjörn
Global Head of Industrial Sector
Bosch Rexroth
SWEDEN

From power to empowerment

Synopsis: Your mixing process is the key to rubber quality and productivity. Learn how you can improve both with the latest ideas and technology from Bosch Rexroth. Hägglunds' hydraulic drive solutions can help you get more from your rubber mixing, and the worldwide presence of Hägglunds' service experts gives you maximized uptime and peace of mind. Connect your machines and use Hägglunds' innovative solutions to optimize your system. This will unlock opportunities to fine-tune the operation of your rubber mixing, enhance your production and improve your energy efficiency. Stay in control, increase productivity and maximize uptime.

Hans Dorfi
Director of Digital Engineering
Bridgestone Americas
United States

The role of intelligent tires in the mobility and transport of the future

Synopsis: Bridgestone is committed to making mobility easier, safer, more balanced and seamless for our society and our customers. Innovative technology is a key driver of this commitment, and Bridgestone is at the forefront of the mobility transformation driven by numerous converging megatrends. The role of tires in this mobility ecosystem of the future is becoming increasingly important in order to make transport safer, smarter and more efficient, which also improves its impact on society and the environment. In this lecture, the innovative digital technologies developed by Bridgestone will be presented to enable this mobility of the future.

The role of intelligent tires in future mobility and transportation

Synopsis: Bridgestone is committed to easier, safer, smoother and seamless mobility for our society and customers. Innovative technology is a key enabler to deliver on this commitment, and Bridgestone is at the forefront of the mobility transformation driven by multiple converging megatrends. The role of tires in this future mobility ecosystem will become increasingly important to deliver a safer, smarter and more efficient transportation experience that also improves social and environmental outcomes. The presentation will discuss the innovative digital technologies Bridgestone is developing to enable this future mobility experience.

Panel - The Tire Revolution: Rudi Hein - Chair


Cabot Corporation

Head of Business Development - Elastomer Composites
Matthew Greenfield

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Matthew Greenfield
Head of Business Development - Elastomer Composites
Cabot Corporation
United States

New products advance performance, manufacturability and sustainability

Synopsis: Improving tire performance without adding process complexity is a critical challenge in the tire industry. This lecture introduces commercial products that enable superior tire performance and value in a range of applications. By innovating in different directions (materials, manufacturability and business models) tire manufacturers can achieve sustainability goals and at the same time deliver differentiated product performance. Various degrees of improvement can be achieved without the usual drawbacks. Cabot's new products reduce the amount of energy and time required to mix, thereby improving the volume of the process.

New products for advancing performance, manufacturability and sustainability

Synopsis: Improving tire performance without introducing processing complexity is a critical challenge within the tire industry. This presentation introduces commercially available products that enable superior tire performance and outstanding value across a number of applications. By innovating in multiple directions - materials, manufacturability and business models - tire manufacturers can achieve sustainability goals while delivering differentiated product performance. Improvements can be achieved at a variety of scales while avoiding common drawbacks. Cabot’s new products reduce required mixing energy and time, improving process throughput.

Matthew Wood
vice president global marketing
Cabot Corporation
CHINA

Biography: Matt is responsible for building a world-class marketing function and leading all marketing activities across Cabot’s reinforcement materials segment. Over his 10 years with Cabot, he has held various roles in Europe and Asia including strategy and marketing director Asia-Pacific, global business director for Cabot's fine cesium chemicals business, global product manager for the specialty fluids segment, facility general manager in the UK and EMEA purchasing manager for carbon black raw materials. Prior to joining Cabot, Matt spent seven years in the oil and gas industry working for BP.
China's tire industry - a supplier's perspective on change

Synopsis: This paper reviews recent developments in China's tire industry and places these moves in the context of the international tire industry. The speaker has lived and worked in China for the last four years and regularly visits China-based tire makers in his role as vice president at a global business supplying international and local tire makers. He explores differences and similarities between the business and legislative environment in China, and how that impacts the China market structure and needs.

Mateo Gladstone
Director (R&D)
Calspan Corporation
United States

Requirements for tire testing and modeling for self-driving vehicles

Synopsis: Automated driving, electrification and shared mobility are shifting the demands on tire performance. This in turn affects the way tires are tested and modeled to aid in the development of new tires and vehicles. The ability of a self-driving vehicle to plan and control the vehicle path is heavily dependent on the force and torque properties of the tire, for which the existing testing and modeling methodologies can be adapted. New technologies such as tires as sensors, road perception and friction assessment require new testing and modeling methods. Examples of car and truck tires are presented and discussed.

Tire testing and modeling requirements for self-driving vehicles

Synopsis: Automated driving, electrification and shared mobility are shifting the requirements for tire performance. This in turn affects how tires are being tested and modeled to support the development of new tires and vehicles. A self-driving vehicle’s ability to plan and control the vehicle path is heavily dependent on tire force and moment properties, for which existing testing and modeling methodologies can be adapted. However, new technologies such as Tire-as-a-Sensor and road perception and friction estimation require new testing and modeling methods. Examples for both car and truck tires are presented and discussed.

Zhen Liu
head of elastomers
CarbonX BV
NETHERLANDS

Biography: Zhen is the head of elastomers at CarbonX, where he leads the application development team for the elastomer market, especially in tires.
CarbonX - a revolutionary new carbon

Synopsis: Fine particulate fillers have been widely used in elastomers for many years and are essential for a variety of applications. Size, shape and surface activity are all important factors determining the performance of the final elastomeric compound. Carbons are the preferred choice due to the natural ability of their surfaces to form strong interactions with hydrocarbon polymers. In the push for performance, there is a trend toward working with ever-smaller (nano) particles. However, there is a lack of commercial applications due to restrictions in processability (curing, dispersibility, viscosity) and high costs. A newly developed carbon material, CarbonX, demonstrates new design opportunities compared with state-of-the-art commercial fillers. The three-dimensional porous structure consists of micron-sized aggregates of particles interconnected by highly oriented crystallites. The accessible pore structure stays intact upon processing, enabling perfect embedding in the polymer matrix and offering an unprecedented balance of material properties. Mechanical, electrical and thermal property enhancement can be achieved without compromising on hardness or Mooney viscosity. CarbonX is produced by a low-cost, scalable process, running in existing CB plants. At present, five grades are commercially available, each with different pore sizes, precisely controlled in the manufacturing process. During the presentation, the performance and benefits of CarbonX grades will be highlighted, with a focus on their low hysteresis features, which sets the basis for exploring fuel-efficient applications in the tire market.



Center for Tire Research, Virginia Tech

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Utkarsh Gupta

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