Nokian Tyres and environmental responsibility

The manufacturing of tyres in general produces very few emissions; therefore, it does not place a great burden on the environment. The most significant emissions involve solvents, smells, particles and waste. To reduce smell and particle emissions, the industry uses particle filters and wet-washers. In Nokian Tyres production operations, consideration for the environment primarily involves […]
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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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The trend colour for tyres holds its ground

The colour of car tyres has not followed the fluctuations of the fashion world. Black still holds its ground although there are different colours available for bicycle tyres, for example. There are clear reasons for the tyre world to not eagerly follow fashionable autumn colours. And a lack of imagination is not the reason why […]
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Tyres of excellent quality from high-grade processes

Nokian Tyres products have found their way to the top positions of tests carried out by car magazines in the Nordic countries, Central Europe, Russia and Ukraine, among others. The wide-ranging tests focus on various properties of tyres and the tyres’ safety characteristics are usually emphasised in the comparisons. It is a commonly agreed fact […]
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Tyres and the environment

The greatest effect which tyres have on the environment during their life cycle is related to the fuel consumption of the vehicle. For years, tyre developers have strived to decrease the rolling resistance of their tyres, and in doing so, the fuel consumption of vehicles. A tyre is like a decathlete – it needs to […]
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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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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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