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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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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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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