AKRON—Bruce Lambillotte, vice president of technical consulting at Smithers Rapra, will deliver a presentation on the present and future landscape of lightweighting in truck tires at the Tire Technology Expo 2018 in Hanover, Germany, Feb. 20-22.
Lambillotte will present "Case Studies of Lightweighting: Light Vehicle Tires" at 9:30 a.m., Feb. 22. The presentation will cover a study conducted by Smithers focusing on specific tire construction trends related to lightweighting, including whole tire vs. individual component perspectives, target tire components for weight reduction and rubber components vs. reinforcements.
In addition to Lambillotte's presentation, Smithers Rapra is a finalist in the Supplier of the Year category of the 2018 Tire Tech Awards, which will be presented at the Expo. Smithers will exhibit at booth 2012 in the expo hall.