Nokian Tyres and harmful chemicals in car tyres

Environmentally conscious consumers are interested in knowing what kinds of chemicals and toxins are used in tyres. In fact, very few toxins are used in tyre manufacturing these days, and tyres contain less and less material that is carcinogenic or otherwise harmful. The European Union has endeavoured to standardise the legislation applying to the use […]
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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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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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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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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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New tyres for autumn

Some time ago, the man from our next door told to my husband that I am full of testosterone every time we talk about tyres. It may be true because, due to my work, I pay more attention than the average middle-aged mother to the properties of the tyre that contacts the road surface and […]
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