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Improvements in quality control and performance of retreaded tyres

Objective



The aims of the proposed research are better assessment of tyre casing integrity, the development of water-based tyre cements to replace solvent-based ones and the better prediction of the wear resistance of retreaded tyres At present instruments available for casing integrity inspection are expensive and are limited in use; water-based tyre cements are needed for a healthier factory environment; and there is no satisfactory abrasion tester that predicts actual tread wear resistance in service. There is a need for improved understanding and new quality control test methods. The principal research tasks are: (i) development of new test methods for assessing tyre casing integrity, both before and after retreading. (ii) adoption of water-based tyre cements. (iii) development of laboratory/factory abrasion testers for the prediction of tread wear. A successful outcome should benefit manufacturers of retreaded tyres and other industrial sectors concerned with transport safety recycling and the environment. Cost savings of 10% may be possible in a European market approaching retread sales of I bECU per annum, with further savings accruing to other related sectors.

Funding Scheme

CRS - Cooperative research contracts

Coordinator

BANDVULC TYRES LIMITED
Address
Gillard Way, Lee Mill Industrial Estate
PL21 9LN Ivybridge
United Kingdom

Participants (19)

AACHEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
Intzestrasse 1/2
52074 Aachen
Anderstorps Gummiindustri AB
Sweden
Address

334 21 Anderkstorp
Bekaert SA/NV
Belgium
Address
2,Bekaertstraat
8550 Zwevegem
Cabot BV
Netherlands
Address
15,Archimedesweg
2333 CM Leiden
Castle Retreads Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address
Miners Road
LL12 9PJ Llay
Dr. K.A. Grosch Consultant
Germany
Address
22,Ülenbenderweg 22
52159 Rötgen-rott
EMPRESA PORTUGUESA DE BORRACHAS LDA - EMPOBOR
Portugal
Address

3101 901 Pombal
Etherstone Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address

LL11 4RZ Wrexham
Gummiwerk Kraiburg Austria GmbH & Co.KG
Austria
Address

5132 Geretsberg
Lang Automation GmbH
Germany
Address
12,An Der Zinkhütte 12
51469 Bergisch-gladbach
Ondura Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address
Alston Works - Alston Road
BD21 3NF Keighley
RTS UK Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address
1-10,Burgess Street 1-10
ST6 3PD Middleport - Stoke-on-trent
Recauchutados Mesas SA
Spain
Address
14,Calle C 14
02006 Albacete
Reifen Darley Runderneuerungs GmbH
Germany
Address
53,Münsterstraße 53
59348 Ludwigshausen
Rula GmbH
Germany
Address
5,Am Damm 5
04928 Schraden
TUN ABDUL RAZAK RESEARCH CENTRE LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Brickendon Lane Brickendonbury
SG13 8NL Hertford
Telemeasurement GmbH
Germany
Address
Hörselbergblick
99819 Großenlupnitz
Truck Tyre Specialists Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address
Werne Road
BS23 3UU Weston-super-mare
Vael OE
Greece
Address
Volou Street
41000 Larissa