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Nanotechnology and Tyres

Greening Industry and Transport

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.  

Published on July 18, 2014

SUMMARIESavailable in 10 languages

English Nanotechnology and Tyres (Summary in English)
Spanish Nanotecnología y neumáticos
German Nanotechnologie und Reifen
Japanese ナノテクノロジーとタイヤ
Italian Nanotecnologie e pneumatici
Chinese 纳米技术与轮胎
Korean 나노기술과 타이어
Portuguese A nanotecnologia e os pneus
Russian Нанотехнологии и шины
Turkish Nanoteknoloji ve Oto Lastikleri

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Reader's guide
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
Stakeholder engagement
Data, assumptions and results from the societal cost-benefit model
Data, assumptions and detailed results for the life-cycle analysis
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