English Abstract

Environmental Compound Technology for Tires

Yuichi HARA
Yoshiaki KIRINO
Research and Development Department, THE YOKOHAMA RUBBER Co., LTD., Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2012),85(6),187-192 General Review in Japanese

Usage of silica is an important compounding technology contributing to the improvement of vehicle fuel efficiency. Yokohama Rubber has been developed new material that has an environmental contribution by keeping low rolling resistance of tires, reducing tire weight and conservation of material resources. This paper reviews recent technology of silica compound and new material technology for tire inner liner.

Keywords: Silica, New Material, Fuel Efficiency, Environment