Demand for winter tyres on the increase as the climate changes

As the climate changes, extreme weather conditions and weather phenomena are becoming more and more common. Both Finland and Central Europe have experienced many snowstorms and very snowy winters in recent years. As a result, the demand for winter tyres has increased in many Central European countries. Their use is important from both a safety […]
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Tyres of the future

The future of tyre development is unknown. Twenty years ago, the idea of Nokia manufacturing summer tyres for speed category Y (300 km/H) seemed quite futuristic. Nonetheless, in 2010 Nokian Tyres launched its fourth generation of speed category Y tyres – the Nokian Hakka Black. Although we always strive to utilise all the latest knowledge […]
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Without knowing the facts, one shouldn’t choose a winter tyre on the basis of the EU marking

A few years ago, I bought a bunch of household appliances for my new home. Important selection criteria included the refrigerator having a lot of storage space, integration of a freezer unit, and ease of use of the washing machine and tumble-dryer. All appliances had an energy-efficiency rating, which could be used to organise devices […]
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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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