Pramod Thomas | Feb 14, 2018 | 0
Record already broken at Tire Technology Expo 2018
With exhibits from over 290 of the world’s most important suppliers to tyre manufacturing plus a major conference, workshop programme and industry-leading awards dinner, Tire Technology Expo 2018 is all set to storm Europe. The Feb 20-22 event at Deutsche Messe in Hannover, Germany, has already broken its own record in number of exhibitors.
Tire Technology Expo 2018 offers visitors the world’s premier technology showcase, with exhibits of equipment and materials covering the complete spectrum of the tire manufacturing process.
After a record-breaking second year in Hannover in 2017 (the 17th year of this industry-leading show in Europe), Tire Technology Expo will return to the Deutsche Messe with the floor space now increased to 20,000m2. The show organiser, UKi Media & Events, expects this year’s event to be even bigger than in 2017, with every expectation of increasing overall attendance beyond the near 6,000 record of last year.
Tire Technology Expo is Europe’s most important international gathering of tyre manufacturing experts, making it a fantastic opportunity to view and debate all the latest innovations in materials, chemicals and machinery. The list of hot topics to be discussed in Hannover next February includes automation, big data and Industry 4.0, intralogistics, production efficiency, tyre labelling and RFID tagging.
Joining the numerous returning companies – including industry heavyweights such as HF, Mesnac, Siemens and VMI – will be many first-time exhibitors, including German suppliers Getriebebau Nord (drive systems), Ilmberger Maschinen- und Zahnradfabrik (gearing technology), Industriefabrik Schneider (steam packages for curing presses) and Festo (automation).
Innovative testing technologies will be the focus for two other newcomers, MonTech (rubber testing solutions) and Camber Ridge, which has opened a groundbreaking indoor facility in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The chemicals and materials area of the expo will be strong once again, underlining the innovative research being done to meet performance and sustainability challenges with newly developed materials and sophisticated compounds. Some of the new exhibitors in the chemicals and materials field at the 2018 show will include Shin-Etsu Silicones Europe BV and Madura Industrial Textiles. Hailing from the Netherlands and India respectively, these companies underline the global nature of Tire Technology Expo’s exhibitor and visitor base.
With its parallel programme of conference sessions close to the exhibition hall, numerous short courses and the prestigious Awards Gala Dinner, Tire Technology Expo 2018 offers visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates a networking opportunity that is unrivalled within the tyre manufacturing sector.
“It is really fantastic to see Tire Technology Expo going from strength to strength year after year. Amazingly, it is now three times bigger than it was in 2012 and all set to break another record in 2018. It really has become the leading global event that embraces and celebrates the fantastic world of tyre manufacturing and all its complexities,” commented show founder, Tony Robinson.
There are 15 Streams for the conference:
Stream 1 – Keynotes + Next-Generation Tire Technology – Day 1, Tuesday, February 20
Stream 2 – Business Strategy – Day 1, Tuesday 20 February & Day 2, Wednesday, February 21
Stream 3 – Development in Cord, Steel, Wire and Reinforcement – Day 1, Tuesday 20 February
Stream 4 – Polymer Science – Day 1, Tuesday 20 February
Stream 5 – Tyre Testing – Lab and Track – Day 1, Tuesday 20 February & Day 2, Wednesday 21 February & Day 3, Thursday 22 February
Stream 6 – Tire Manufacturing and Production Developments – Day 2, Wednesday 21 February
Stream 7 – Research for Sustainable and Reclaimed Materials – Day 2, Wednesday 21 February
Stream 8 – Polymer to Filler Interactions – Day 2, Wednesday 21 February
Stream 9 – New Rubber Compound Additives – Day 2, Wednesday 21 February
Stream 10 – Simulation Modelling and Testing + Conclusions – Day 2, Wednesday 21 February
Stream 11 – Tire Material Research – University of Twente – Day 2, Wednesday 21 February
Stream 12 – Young Scientist Developments – Day 2, Wednesday 21 February
Stream 13 – Natural Rubber and the Science of Sustainable Materials – Day 3, Thursday 22 February
Stream 14 – Innovative and Experimental Tire Concepts – Day 3, Thursday 22 February
Stream 15 – Tire as an Information Source – Day 3, Thursday 22 February
Nominations have closed for the 2018 Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence – the world’s biggest celebration of endeavor in the field of tyre development and manufacturing. The awards are for the following categories:
Environmental Achievement of the Year – in recognition of environmental advances in the tyre industry
Tire Technology of the Year – in recognition of important advances in technology
Tire Industry Supplier of the Year – in recognition of excellence by suppliers to the tyre industry
Tire Manufacturing Innovation of the Year – in recognition of scientific and technological excellence in tyre manufacturing
Tire Manufacturer of the Year – in recognition of achievements by tyre manufacturers
A shortlist will be created from the nominations received and will be voted on by an independent, international panel of tyre industry experts. The winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner in Hannover, Germany on 21 February, 2018. In addition, the 2018 Young Scientist Prize and Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented on the night. These two prizes are subject to separate judging processes.
The awards are coordinated by Tire Technology International magazine, which is published by UKIP Media & Events.