2023 Tire Technology Awards shortlist revealed

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Tire Technology International
Published on
February 13, 2023

Tire Technology Expo 2023 is set to take place in Hannover, Germany, and will showcase the latest and greatest in the tyre industry. With just over a month until the event, the shortlisted nominees for the 2023 Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence have been revealed.

This year's awards feature a brand-new set of categories, all of which are centered around environmentally conscious technologies and initiatives. These categories highlight the tyre industry's commitment to sustainability and its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. The categories also include new advances in research and development, materials and compounding, which are all critical components in the tyre-making process.

The awards will be decided by a panel of experts from the tyre industry and academia. These experts will consider the most innovative and technologically advanced products and initiatives and will cast their votes accordingly. The winners will be announced at a drinks reception on March 21st during the expo.

The tyre industry is a constantly evolving one, and the awards recognize the companies that are at the forefront of this change. The awards are a testament to the tyre industry's commitment to innovation and excellence, and they serve as a reminder that the tyre industry is not only vital to the global economy but also to the environment.

The shortlist in full:

Environmental Achievement of the Year – Tyre Design

Michelin’s 45% and 58% sustainable material tyres

Bridgestone Firestone IndyCar tyres use NR from guayule

Hankook iON Formula E race tyre

GRI Virtual Rib

Environmental Achievement of the Year – Manufacturing

Continental’s invisible markers in natural rubber

VMI UNIXX belt maker

Bekaert sustainability initiatives

Evonik strategic agreement for bio-based silica

Environmental Achievement of the Year – Industry Contribution

Emissions Analytics EQUA Tyre database

Allianz Zukunft Reifen (AZuR)

Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR)

Continental’s Extreme E basketball court

Chemicals and Compounding Innovation of the Year


Maxam EcoPoint3 compound

Pirelli SmartGrip Gravity compound

Hankook EVolution compound

Materials Innovation Of The Year

Milliken & Company’s MilliCap Cap Ply Strips

Sumitomo Rubber Industries’ synthesized biopolymers

Goodyear releases first transit tyres with soybean oil

Century Enka nylon tyre cord fabric from 100% recycled nylon waste

R&D Breakthrough Of The Year

Sumitomo Rubber Industries’ enzyme evaluation

Bridgestone and Eneos for ELT

Dr Ahmad Rida – Near-field-communication-based TPMS

Hankook Tyre and Rescale

Tyre Manufacturing Innovation Of The Year

Goodyear’s small-batch production process, Luxembourg

ZF LUB6 TBR test bench

Hankook Damaged Parts Restoration technology

KE Fischer RFID lamination line

Tyre Industry Supplier Of The Year

Uzer Makina

Rodolfo Comerio

Comerio Ercole

HF Group

Tyre Concept Of The Year

Goodyear 90% sustainable materials tyre

Continental Conti Urban concept

Nexen Conqueror

Hankook iFlex 2

Tyre Of The Year

Continental PremiumContact 7

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

Firestone Firehawk AS V2

Apollo Amperion

Hankook Ventus iON S

Tyre Manufacturer of the Year







In addition, the 2023 Young Scientist Prize and Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented on the night. These two prizes are subject to separate judging processes.

For more information on Tire Technology Expo 2023, head to www.tiretechnology-expo.com.

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