How Are Tires Made?

April 9th, 2015
tires in West Palm Beach, FLIt’s pretty easy to just take tires for granted, but did you ever think about how they’re made? 
 
Even though much of the tire-building process is now automated, tire companies still depend a lot on skilled factory workers to complete tasks. Here’s a simplified version of how a tire is made:
 
  • Modern rubber formulations for tires include natural latex rubber, synthetic rubber polymers derived from crude oil, sulfur, silica, oils and chemicals and carbon black. Carbon black is the fine, sooty powder left over when crude oil or natural gas are burned with insufficient oxygen. It’s a crucial ingredient in tire formulations that helps dis ...[more]
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