AKRON—Two Smithers experts, Bruce Lambillotte and Brad Sellers, will deliver a free webinar titled "Tire Components 103: Reinforcements" at 11 a.m. Eastern on July 30.
The one-hour event will focus on three categories of tire reinforcements: belts, body plies and overlays. Lambillotte and Sellers will talk about the composition, construction, and adhesion mechanisms of these reinforcements as well as their function and purpose. They also will discuss how tire reinforcements impact and contribute to tire performance.
"The tire is one of the most highly engineered products on the market today," Jim Popio, vice president of North American operations for Smithers' science and engineering division, said in a statement. "For those who don't work in tire engineering on a daily basis, this overview will be exceptionally helpful to explain the function of reinforcements."
The webinar is geared toward tire importers and distributors, purchasing managers, insurance companies, raw materials suppliers and anyone new to the tire industry.