Global premium tire maker Hankook Tire signed a second memorandum of understanding with one of the world’s largest synthetic rubber producers to co-develop synthetic rubber technologies for high-performance tires.
Under this agreement with ARLANXEO, the two companies will jointly study the development of new high-performance synthetic rubber grades and applications, which will increase the performance of tires from early stages of product development, according to Hankook. The companies first signed a partnership agreement in 2014 to expand and collaborate on the development of core synthetic rubber solutions for high-performance tires.
This form of technical partnership represents Hankook Tire’s continued R&D efforts. Coupled with the company’s continuous investment in Hankook Technodome, a state-of-the-art research and development center located in Korea, this additional R&D effort is expected to accelerate Hankook Tire’s pursuit to further advance its technological prowess beyond competition, according to the company.