Continental, the technology company of premium tyres and Kordsa, the global reinforcer, predominantly serving the tyre industry, announced that the series production of the first of 250.000 passenger car tyres featuring their new sustainable adhesive technology began in 2019. The two partners have been working together on this new eco-friendly dip technology since 2017.
This new technology enables the bonding activation of textile reinforcing materials with rubber compounds without the use of resorcinol and formaldehyde in the textile dip. Textile reinforcing materials are widely used in tyre manufacturing, as well as in the production of mechanical rubber goods such as hoses and conveyor belts.
Different colors can be applied on textiles while using the new eco-friendly dip technology Cokoon
Since the first announcement of Cokoon as an open innovation technology in March 2019, it has attracted a lot of attention within the industry. More than 40 companies (tyre manufacturers, converters, and textile suppliers) have expressed an interest in testing the material and are considering joining the licensing pool. Some 20 of these have already received samples. Now, all of the interested parties have been invited to join the pool and obtain free licensing in order to contribute to the development of this new green technology. The licensing pool is handled by the independent law firm AdvInno. Companies can find more information and the appropriate contacts on the official website www.cokoon.com.