Technical developments - Materials & Properties

Technical change is vital to the tire / tyre industry and, although there are few breakthroughs in the chemistry and physics of tire / tyre design and manufacture, the pace of evolutionary change is speeding up.

This report examines the main materials used in tire construction to assess the developments that are happening and then looks at the properties of the tire in order to see what progress has been made and where future effort will have to be concentrated.


  • Natural rubber
  • Synthetic rubber
  • Carbon black
  • Silica
  • Other fillers
  • Steel cord
  • Fibers
  • Chemicals
  • New materials


  • Durability
  • Weight
  • Noise
  • Rolling resistance
  • Inflation
  • Wet surface performance
  • Ageing

This report is already prepared in draft form but will be individually completed for each purchaser in order to incorporate the latest news and information. In addition it may be possible to include additional information on request.

The report will cost $75 and will be sent within five working days of the order.

If you are interested in this subject please e-mail Neil Mullineux via the Contact World Tire Report Page.

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Half the world uses the word "tire" whilst the other half uses "tyre". Unfortunately search engines don't realise that they mean the same. In order to be recognised by the search machines we have had to resort to the irritating strategy of duplicating the two words. Sorry!