Published on July 18, 2014
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.
This report provides insights into the policy issues related to nanotechnology use in the tyre industry: the status of nanotechnology innovation in the sector and the drivers of innovation in the tyre industry; the economic and social costs and benefits of using nanotechnology in tyres; the safe use of new nanomaterials at all stages of their life cycles; the identification of the tools and frameworks supporting decision making at various stages of product development; and the facilitation of outreach and knowledge transfer on the safe use of new nanomaterials.
A risk management framework has also been developed as part of the study to enable site-specific or company-specific risk assessments or risk management strategies for using nanomaterials as additives in tyres.
|English||Nanotechnology and Tyres (Summary in English)|
|Spanish||Nanotechnology and Tyres (Summary in Spanish) Nanotecnología y neumáticos|
|German||Nanotechnology and Tyres (Summary in German) Nanotechnologie und Reifen|
|Japanese||Nanotechnology and Tyres (Summary in Japanese) ナノテクノロジーとタイヤ|
|Italian||Nanotechnology and Tyres (Summary in Italian) Nanotecnologie e pneumatici|
|Chinese||Nanotechnology and Tyres (Summary in Chinese) 纳米技术与轮胎|
|Korean||Nanotechnology and Tyres (Summary in Korean) 나노기술과 타이어|
|Portuguese||Nanotechnology and Tyres (Summary in Portuguese) A nanotecnologia e os pneus|
|Russian||Nanotechnology and Tyres (Summary in Russian) Нанотехнологии и шины|
|Turkish||Nanotechnology and Tyres (Summary in Turkish) Nanoteknoloji ve Oto Lastikleri|
|Acronyms and abbreviations|
|Nanotechnology in tyres: Status of the technology|
|Key drivers of innovation in the tyre industry|
|Socio-economic impacts of the development of new nanomaterials in tyres production|
|Environmental impacts in the context of life-cycle assessment|
|Environment, health and safety: Development of a risk management framework|
|Environment, health and safety: Knowledge and best practice transfer|
Annexes3 chapters available
The report emphasises the importance of:
This report includes the results and conclusions of a two-year project, which was a joint endeavour between OECD’s Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials and its Working Party on Nanotechnology. It was based on an original proposal supported by the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC) through the Tyre Industry Project (TIP) of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
|For further information, please contact Marie-Ange Baucher and Peter Kearns at the OECD.|