20 June 2019, 09:59
GRI has published its R&D research in The Royal Society of Chemistry in the United Kingdom; “The scientific achievements of an entity are measured by new products through innovation, intellectual property protection through patents and research publications in exclusive journals.” stated Mr. Prabhash Subasinghe Managing Director of GRI, “as a progressive company that values technological innovation and continuous discovering, we are immensely proud of our R&D team.”
The GRI R&D team worked closely with expert consultants to develop advanced materials and technologies towards the next generation tire (NGT) concept. The research team of GRI worked with a PhD student of the University of Colombo, Mr. Roshan Asanka and two Consultants, Prof. Rohini de Silva and Prof. Nalin de Silva who are renown researchers with PhD’s from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Various projects were initiated by means of this commitment, with the principal priority of developing novel advanced materials to improve product performance via the enhanced methodology of improved heat dissipation. Considering this achievement, the published Article focuses on developing heat conductivity by using composite materials via employing conducting polymers (polyaniline) and carbon black.
Rubber naturally has properties such as elasticity, shock absorption, thermal insulation and electrical insulation. Nevertheless, the thermal insulating property is a drawback in tire industry particularly, for solid tires. Internal heat of a tire is produced due to flexing and friction and it is very important to have some means of heat dissipation in order to avoid structural failures and to improve tire life.
The Royal Society of Chemistry is one of the leading organizations in the world for Chemistry and the Chemical Industry has published GRI’s R&D Article in its Volume 9, Issue 2, pages 636-644, Year 2019. The journals published by the Royal Society of Chemistry are considered to be of deferential significance owing to its stringent standards and readership in both academia and in the industry, who commonly utilize it as referential material.