TTI Awards 2018: Shortlist published
The shortlist for the Tire Technology International Awards 2018 for Innovation and Excellence was published. The awards will be decided by a 30-member panel of experts from the tyre industry and academia. The winners will be announced during the Tire Technology Expo 2018 at the Hannover Congress Centrum, Germany on February 21.
Tyre Manufacturing Innovation of the Year: Bartell – Automatic Truck Bead Apex System, Eastman – Crystex Cure Pro, Ferm – RFID mold solution and Versalis – BDSPs (butadiene di-block stereoregular polymers)
Environmental Achievement of the Year: Apollo Tyres/RRI – Epoxide natural rubber, Goodyear – Soybean oil initiative, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd and PPG/US DOE – Treated silica/NR truck-tyre compound
Tyre Technology of the Year: MegaRide – thermoRIDE / adheRIDE modelling tools, Nokian – Functional stud concept, NTRC – Asphaltant, Trelleborg – PneuTrac off/on highway tire and Yokohama – Informatics-based design.
Tire Industry Supplier of the Year: Bartell Machinery Systems, Black Donuts Engineering, Cabot Corporation and Smithers Rapra.
Tyre Manufacturer of the Year: Apollo Tyres, Goodyear, Hankook and Pirelli.
In addition, the 2018 Young Scientist Prize and Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented.