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In recent years, the technologies in automotive tires, from pneumatic tires to airless tires, have undergone significant changes. The rising wave of new technologies such as radial and bias tire manufacturing technologies is creating enormous potential for automotive tires in various vehicle platforms in the purview of transportation, flexible sidewalls, and reduced fuel consumption due to less rolling resistance.

Increasing vehicle production and sales, growth in per capita vehicle ownership, higher demand for low rolling resistance tires, adoption of advanced tire manufacturing technologies, and increasing need to improve road safety are opening new doors for various automotive tire technologies. Due to these opportunities, the global tire industry, as measured by tonnage of production, is estimated to grow up to 22.75 million tons by 2024 compared to 19.25 million tons in 2019. Other than these factors, the growth of the global rubber and tire industry is being shaped by a variety of economic, regulatory, demographic, and consumer trends at the global, regional, and national levels, including alternative powertrains and autonomous vehicles, improvement in materials, and changing requirements in fuel efficiency with reduced emissions.

At this juncture, many cutting-edge rubber and tire tech solution providers and consulting companies are entering the domain with advanced and integrated offerings. To help the rubber and tire sector strengthen its operational capabilities and simultaneously enable growth in the industry, Manufacturing Outlook has compiled a list of the top rubber and tire tech solution providers and consulting companies. The list comprises prominent organizations in the industry that address issues pertinent to the rubber and tire sector by implementing current trends. Besides, the magazine also includes insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for aspiring CIOs.

We present to you Manufacturing Outlook’s, “Top 10 Rubber and Tire Tech Solution Providers – 2020.”

    Top Rubber and Tire Tech Solution Companies

  • Cryogenic Systems and Parts (CSP) builds the world’s most efficient, long-lasting and economical cryogenic deflashing machines. For more than 30 years, molders and original equipment manufacturers in the rubber and elastomer industries have entrusted CSP to provide a product that will precisely deflash their injection molded, extrusion molded and compression molded parts. CSP has always implemented the latest in cryogenic deflashing technology while maintaining the highest level of quality in our machines. This focus on creating a superior product has made CSP the only manufacturer of cryogenic deflashing equipment approved by the U.S. government

  • Fulflex is the world's leading manufacturer of thin-gauge calendared and extruded elastic products. The company utilizes natural and synthetic polymers to produce the finest custom-manufactured elastic tapes, and threads which are used in a variety of apparel - swimwear, underwear, sportswear; and children's wear and in disposable diapers; healthcare products; fitted bed sheets; luggage sets; vacuum cleaner bags and golf balls. Fulflex also provides the graphic arts industry with compounds which can be molded, hand or laser-engraved. The worldwide leadership of Fulflex grew out of a strong commitment to research and development. The company provides its customers with specialist engineering and sales people capable of analyzing difficult production problems

  • Matthews Marking Systems is a leading global manufacturer of printing systems, control software, and more that helps its clients increase productivity, reduce waste and improve overall efficiency. The company offers robust and reliable systems of unmatched quality for marking needs across packaging and industrial applications, including a full line of high-resolution inkjet, laser, and drop-on-demand technologies as well as integrated solutions for marking and coding automation. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and with subsidiaries in Sweden, Germany and China, Matthews Marking Systems serves customers worldwide through an extensive sales, service and distribution network

  • Wolfe Industrial is a premier custom metal fabricator and installer for the manufacturing industry. Since 1979 Wolfe Industrial has specialized in the design, fabrication and installation of various types of systems, equipment and components required in the production processes of major manufacturers across the USA. This diversity of services gives Wolfe the capability to handle a variety of projects related to material handling, air handling, custom conveyors, structural, piping, and safety protection equipment. Wolfe works closely with industry leaders to find ways to improve the efficiency of their production systems. The knowledge and experience gained through this collaborative effort has proved the value of listening and focusing on each customer’s specific needs

  • Doran Manufacturing

    Doran Manufacturing

    Doran Manufacturing, LLC is a supplier of Tire Monitoring Systems (for truck/trailer fleets, commercial equipment, RVs and motorcycles), School Bus Safety Products (Incandescent/LED light monitors, Sleeping Child Check monitors) and custom designed terminal boards. Originally, Doran was established in 1953 as a manufacturer of electrical interconnection products and still continues to produce customized terminal boards to a global customer base out of its original factory. Doran expanded the business into electrical transportation safety products in the 1970s. Over the past 35 years, the company has evolved to serving three core transportation categories (school bus, RV, truck) with a range of products from LED monitors and lights to tire pressure monitoring systems

  • Erhardt+Leimer


    Erhardt+Leimer is specialist for system solutions and automation technology on running webs and belts. Erhardt+Leimer is an internationally oriented, privately owned group of companies with its head office in Augsburg, Germany. The company ranks among the worldwide leading suppliers of control, guiding, and inspection systems for the textile, paper, corrugating, film, tire, rubber, non-woven, and printing industries. Its broad product range comprises customized solutions for web control, web guiding and spreading, web tension measurement and control, cutting technology, measuring and inspection technology as well as print image monitoring

  • Imperial Rubber Products

    Imperial Rubber Products

    Imperial Rubber Products manufactures and reconditions rubber rollers, polyurethane rollers, and other precision rolls for converters, manufacturers and commercial printers. For over 20 years Imperial Rubber Products Inc. has earned an international reputation as a high-quality source for new and repaired rollers. The company focuses on serving customers with west coast and national footprints who use its rolls in their most demanding applications, where attention to quality matters the most. Printers, converters and manufacturers use Imperial Rubber Products’ rollers to convert, coat, paint, emboss, laminate, and squeegee. The clients typically work with primary materials such as paper, plastic, steel, aluminum, wood, glass, nonwovens, and textiles

  • LWB Steinl Machinery

    LWB Steinl Machinery

    LWB Steinl Machinery offers state-of-the-art machines and systems designed to deliver the best quality, precision, and process reliability. For more than 50 years the company has grown to meet the needs of the rubber processing industry and understand their specific requirements. The Steinl team has always been fascinated by the extraordinary material properties of elastomers and their control. This fascination drives LWB Steinl Machinery to this day and is the basis for our focus on elastomer technology and mechanical engineering for its processing. It enables the company to understand the specific problems and requirements of elastomer processors and to build the right machines without compromise

  • REP International

    REP International

    REP international is a French manufacturer of rubber injection molding machines with an international network of sales and after sales agents. With over 55 years experience of building rubber injection machines, the company now has an extremely broad understanding of rubber molding and also supplies solutions for the thermoplastic and polymer industries. REP presses are mainly used in the automotive industry for producing anti-vibration systems and sealing applications. But they are also used in areas as diverse as the pharmaceutical industry, the household equipment sector or the agriculture

  • UMD Automated Systems

    UMD Automated Systems

    UMD Automated Systems is a leading manufacturer of material handling and processing systems for the tire and rubber and various other industries. Along with an ongoing commitment to research and development, the company focuses on customization principles and flexible, efficient system designs. Founded in 1996, UMD Automated Systems believed there was a better way to create mechanical systems for material handling and manufacturing. So, the company took a broader view, learned everything it could about each customer, and focused on solving business challenges that extend far beyond a specific application. Things like longer equipment life, easier maintenance, and lower total cost of ownership. UMD Automated Systems followed that path ever since

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