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.




Key drivers of innovation in the tyre industry

This chapter considers the drivers of innovation that can influence the uptake and diffusion of new nanomaterials in the tyre production process. It discusses the main market drivers that can affect the innovation process and the policy levers that could drive the uptake of different technologies. It discusses the nature of innovation and the likely future direction of the tyre industry regarding the development of new nanomaterials in tyre production.


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