Nanotechnology and Tyres

Greening Industry and Transport

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New nanomaterials offer promising avenues for future innovation, which can contribute towards the sustainability and resource efficiency of the tyre industry. Yet uncertainty over environmental health and safety (EHS) risks appears to be a main and continuous concern for the development of new nanomaterials in tyre production, even for those closest to market. Lack of sector-specific guidance represents a major gap.




Environment, health and safety: Knowledge and best practice transfer

This chapter examines some of the initiatives aiming to the transfer of best practice for addressing environmental, health and safety (EHS) concerns regarding the use of nanotechnology in general, and most specifically in the tyre industry. It reviews 24 initiatives at the national and international levels aiming to support knowledge transfer in the area of EHS. The chapter also highlights the nature of the challenges met by policy makers in developing and exchanging EHS best practices.


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