Tire Technology Expo Hanover Boosting tyre performance of the future

Nynas and its specialists will be taking part in the Tire Technology Expo, the leading international meeting place when it comes to technologies, materials and services relating to tyre manufacturing. “One of the best tools to improve winter tyre performance is the tyre oil”, says Dr Mika Lahtinen, Senior Technical Adviser, Nynas Naphthenics. 

Nynas will be represented at the Tire Technology Expo which is an excellent opportunity to show off the company’s environmentally adapted product range and to make important contacts. “At Nynas’ stand you’ll be able to find out how to boost your tyre performance: traction in varying conditions, higher mileage and better fuel efficiency. You may also learn unique ways to combine tyre oils with new polymers and fillers to achieve an excellent balance of performance and processing,” explains Dr Mika Lahtinen, Senior Technical Adviser, Nynas Naphthenics.

Dr Lahtinen will also be giving a technical presentation during the conference. He has extensive experience from the industry, and before coming to Nynas in early 2016 he was Head of Tyre Material Research & Development at Nokian Tyres. He is now one of the leading international names in the field of winter tyre development. “One of the best tools to improve winter tyre performance is the tyre oil. In a winter tread, compound oil loading is typically high, up to 35-55 phr,” he says. “So after joining Nynas, it was natural that we would focus even more on helping our customers to develop tyres for snowy and icy conditions.”   In his presentation at Tire Tech 2017, Dr Lahtinen will show that low temperature stiffness of tread compounds can be significantly reduced by selecting the tyre oil appropriately, which in turn leads to improved winter traction without significantly affecting traction in other conditions.

In addition to being able to tackle problems relating to, among other things, rolling resistance and fuel economy, there are also other challenges facing tyre manufacturers as a consequence of the ongoing restructuring in the oil industry. “Group I refineries are being shut down due to environmental and safety reasons, leading to decreased manufacturing capacity for many popular tyre oils. With a 2016 investment in more naphthenic oil manufacturing capacity, Nynas wants to ensure that tyre developers have enough tools in their compounding toolbox,” concludes Dr Lahtinen. 
 

For more information:
Dr. Mika Lahtinen Senior Technical Adviser Nynas Naphthenics, Marketing and Technology Technical Development and Market Support,
Mobile +358 40 867 5175 Email: mika.lahtinen@nynas.com

Nynas is a different kind of oil company – we want to use oil, not burn it. With around 1,000 employees, production facilities in Europe and South America as well as offices in over 30 countries, Nynas is dedicated to researching, producing and supplying specialty naphthenic oils and bitumen for a growing global market. Together with our customers, we have the know-how to find new applications and meet new challenges that can help shape society. We take oil further to bring value to customers and the world we live in.
 

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