As the highest award in China’s industrial sector, each session of the Industry Awards showcases the latest characteristics of China’s industrial and economic development in the past two years. For example, the key technology of the entire rubber tire industry chain that won the award this year has made China’s domestic tire manufacturing move from low-end to high-end, achieving the modernization of China’s entire rubber tire industry chain.
Entering this laboratory, a huge transmission electron microscope is analyzing two seemingly identical rubber materials, and two completely different raw material structure diagrams are displayed on the computer screen at this time.
Zhang Hao, an engineer at the National Rubber and Tire Engineering Technology Research Center, said: “The left side is physical raw rubber, and the right side is chemical raw rubber. It can be seen that the chemical raw rubber is more uniform, with fewer surface pores, while the physical raw rubber has more obvious surface pores and more tearing marks.” This new rubber refining technology has overturned many basic theories in the traditional rubber field and developed high-performance rubber new materials known as “liquid gold”.
This technology and new materials developed by Zhang Hao are currently widely used in the production of rubber products such as tires, making China’s domestic tire manufacturing move from low-end to high-end. At the same time, it has also realized the intelligence of more than 30 sets of tire equipment throughout the product chain, developed a series of internationally leading products, and achieved the modernization of China’s entire rubber tire industry chain.
Yuan Zhongxue, director of the National Rubber and Tire Engineering Technology Research Center, said: “The process of production saves more than 40% of energy consumption. Our rolling resistance is very low, as low as more than 10%. This is too important for human safety. Throughout the equipment, the amount of land used, and investment, we have reduced by half, so this is a green revolution.”
New technology makes China’s tire manufacturing move towards high-end 2023
Source: CCTV News Client