Remote-controlled studded tyres available in the future

Remote-controlled studded tyres are something that customers have been asking for for several years, says Matti Morri, manager of Nokian Heavy Tyres technical customer service. The ideal tyre would enable activating and deactivating the studs from the cabin as necessary. Quite a few tyre manufacturers have tried to fulfil this dream, but this kind of […]
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A large number of changes in the new C tyres

Two new winter tyre models for vans have been introduced in the Nokian Tyres range, which have been developed specifically for northern conditions. Nokian Hakkapeliitta C3 is a studded tyre for vans and the CR3 is the studless version. According to Matti Morri – the manager of Nokian Heavy Tyres technical customer service – the […]
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Hakkapeliitta 8 SUV

A tyre blogger interviewed our technical customer service manager, Matti Morri, to discuss the new Hakkapeliitta 8 SUV tyres. What are the new properties with the Hakkapeliitta 8 SUV? The Hakkapeliitta 8 SUV has quite a few new properties. It was exactly a year ago that we launched the Hakkapeliitta 8. Since then, the model […]
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Nokian Tyres excelling in tests

In recent years, Nokian Tyres has excelled in tests carried out by car magazines, finding its way to the top more and more often. This was not the case a couple of decades ago, but confidence in Nokian Tyres as a competitive tyre manufacturer has been increasing gradually, and the company’s products are more and […]
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Summer tyres and their testing

Just like winter tyres, summer tyres meet numerous challenges during their life cycle. Especially in the north, summertime conditions may vary greatly. Nokian Tyres’ products are tested on the company’s track in Nokia, Finland, where the conditions are excellent for testing various tyre properties. Properties assessed in Nokia include the handling properties of tyres, such […]
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The wear of summer tyres and the DSI wear indicator

Back in the old days, various methods were used to try and determine how worn summer tyres were and what their tread depth was – and not all of them were very accurate. Some of the less reliable measurement devices included tread-depth indicators, which could be attached to a key chain, and even two-euro coins. […]
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Differences in testing in summer and winter time

The biggest challenge for the development of tyres is to find the happy medium between several desired properties. There are dozens of different properties that continuously contradict each other. For example, it is easy to develop easily rolling tyres – you just design tyres with a low rolling resistance. But at the same time, you […]
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Developing the safety properties of tyres from expert’s point of view

Safety tests of tyres can be roughly divided to two different subareas: structural tests and live tests. The structural tests of tyres are governed by certain authoritative requirements that must be complied with. Only after this, other properties can be customized. This means that there are various standards valid in Europe and other countries and […]
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Expert tips for buying tyres

When buying new tyres, you should first consider not only the suitable price level but also their need for use, that is, where and when the tyres will be used and with what kind of speeds. Before going to the tyre dealer, you should also consider your requirements and the properties that you primarily expect […]
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Aquaplaning and the product development of Hakka Blue

The development of a safe and functional as well as sufficiently tested tyre product is a time-consuming process. For example, developing the Hakka Blue tyres took about three years. A thorough development and testing of tyres is a comprehensive process, which includes continuous work with different rubber mixtures, structural solutions, and surface patterns. The Nordic […]
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