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Driving efficiency with belts for tyre production

Author : Jens Niepmann, Habasit

30 November 2022

In a tyre production plant, several different conveyor belt types – including plastic modular belts, PVC or polyurethane fabric belts, and timing belts – are used at any given time. As tyre production continues to grow to meet increasing consumer demands, the belting demand along the production processes is also increasing.

Here, Jens Niepmann, Global Manager at Habasit, explores the impact of a well-thought-out belt choice on production efficiency and how manufacturers can remain productive to meet global demand.

According to market research by Smithers, 2.8 billion tyres are expected to be produced globally in 2026, with the market expected to experience a compound annual growth rate of 4.3 percent per year between 2022 and 2026. Growth will be strongest in speciality tyre segments, driven by an increase in the sale of crossover and sports utility vehicles (CUVs and SUVs). 

To meet this demand, manufacturers must increase the efficiency of production, which isn’t straightforward. 

Read the full article in DPA's December issue

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