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Classification of retreaded truck tyres in order to comply with future environmental performance and safety requirements

Objective

In this project is considered the possible impact of new European regulations–regarding new tyres safety and environmental performances–on the SMEs working with retreaded tyres. One expected consequence of these on new tyres will be the slow decreasing of the interest on retreaded tyres in the market. This will compromise the future activity of SMEs working in the field, and also determine a fatal risk for the smallest enterprises.
Therefore, it is of vital importance for the retreaded truck tyre sector (400 companies, of which 95% SMEs and 14 SME associations/groupings in Europe who allow 50% of European trucks to drive on retreaded tyres) to find a scientifically sound and cost effective methodology for classification of retreaded truck tyres in order to comply with future environmental performance and safety requirements.
To maintain the standard in a long-term prospective, and hopefully even increase the market for retreaded tyres, it is necessary to provide clear statistic and reproducible results on the retreads performances. Only in such a way it would be possible to compete with the new tyre market.
The concept is to investigate all relevant parameters related to casings, retreading process and treads applied and to determine the influence thereof on the tyre performance. And to find a scientifically sound and cost effective methodology (important aspect of the methodology is that it is self supporting/developing) for classification of retreaded truck tyres in order to comply with future environmental performance and safety requirements.
The overall objective is to find a scientifically sound and cost effective methodology for classification of retreaded truck tyres in order to comply with future environmental performance and safety requirements.
The outcome of the test will determine the impact of certain parameters making clear the predictability of the environmental and safety performances before manufacturing.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

Coordinator

STICHTING KENNISCENTRUM LEIDEN
Address
Archimedesweg 31
2300AA Leiden
Netherlands
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 1 407 400
Administrative Contact
Ruud Spuijbroek (Mr.)

Participants (14)

BUNDESVERBAND REIFENHANDEL UND VULKANISEUR-HANDWERK EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 50 100
Address
Franz Lohe Strasse 19
53129 Bonn
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Hans-Jürgen Drechsler (Mr.)
PROMOTEC SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 58 800
Address
Via A G Ragazzi 9
40011 Anzola Dell Emilia Bo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Renzo Servadei (Mr.)
ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE NEUMATICOS RECICLADOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 43 600
Address
C/principe De Vergara (2ª Planta) 74
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Eddy Van Hemmen (Mr.)
SDRUZENI VYROBCU PROTEKTORU CESKE REPUBLIKY
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 23 900
Address
Nadrazni 1980
27601 Melnik
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Vladimir Skoupil (Mr.)
BANDEN PLAN EUROPA BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 60 880
Address
Heeswijk 135
3417GP Montfoort
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Driessen (Mr.)
CARLING, SPOL SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 40 240
Address
Hviezdoslavova 51
627 00 Brno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vladimir Skoupil (Mr.)
INDUSTRIAS DEL NEUMATICO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 41 740
Address
Calle Severo Ochoa 30 Elche Parque Industrial
03203 Elche
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Diego Linares (Mr.)
R.I.G. TECHNISCHE PRODUKTE GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 27 560,90
Address
Langer Staudenweg 18
89312 Gunzburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Eigenbrodt (Mr.)
BANDVULC TYRES LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 39 559,10
Address
Gillard Way 1
PL21 9LN Ivybridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Richard O'connell (Mr.)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER STRASSENWESEN
Germany
Address
Bruederstrasse 53
51427 Bergisch Gladbach
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Klaus-Peter Glaeser (Mr.)
IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA
Spain
Address
L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Victoria Domingo (Ms.)
VORTECH BV
Netherlands
Address
Westlandseweg 40 D
2624 AD Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mark Roest (Dr.)
KRAIBURG AUSTRIA GMBH & CO.KG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 25 620
Address
Webersdorf 11
5132 Geretsberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thorsten Schmidt (Mr.)
VERENIGING VACO BEDRIJFSTAKORGANISATIE VOOR DE BANDEN EN WIELENBRANCHE
Netherlands
Address
Archimedesweg 31
2300 CM Leiden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ruud Spuijbroek (Mr.)