The tire division of technology company Continental and Kordsa, a supplier of textile reinforcing materials for the tire industry, are working together to create an adhesion system standard for bonding textile reinforcing materials to rubber based compounds. The two companies plan to develop a technology in which resorcinol and formaldehyde are replaced by more eco-friendly chemicals.

‘In Kordsa, we have found a competent development partner for adhesion systems, who can contribute their extensive knowledge in the field of resorcinol- and formaldehyde-free bonding technologies,’ said Dr Boris Mergell, head of tire research and development at Continental. ‘The high quality of the collaboration between Continental and Kordsa is also reflected in the test results obtained to date, which are very promising both in the laboratory and in test tires. We are therefore planning the progressive introduction of this technology in the production of our tires across all segments in what is a further substantial step toward greater sustainability. ‘

‘Reviewing our massive investments into research in this field and the results obtained, we are absolutely convinced that, in collaboration with Continental, we can make the new technology ready for becoming the new industrial adhesion standard for textile reinforcing materials,’ said Ibrahim Özgür Yildirim, chief technology officer at Kordsa.

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