Hankook says its iFlex airless concept tire is an example of the importance of materials in the development of eco-friendly tires. The urethane UNI-material consumes less energy during production and makes recycling easy. Tests have shown the tire can match conventional tires in terms of performance.

Finding the Potential in Green Tires

Dandelions. Orange oil. Soybean oil. Guayule. With each new experiment in the building process, it’s clear tire makers are in the hunt for sustainable substitutes for rubber compounding materials in the tire manufacturing process.


Hankook Brings AtlasBX Battery Production to the U.S.

An automotive battery manufacturer owned by Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. will join the tire maker's U.S. subsidiary in Clarksville, Tenn. AtlasBX Co. Ltd. will build a manufacturing plant there and plans to produce 2.4 million batteries a year.  

Han-Jun Kim, left, president of Hankook Tire Europe, and Péter Szijjártó, minister of foreign affairs and trade in Hungary, celebrate Hankook's plant expansion.

Hankook Will Build Truck Tires in Hungary

Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. wants to build its medium, heavy truck and bus tire business across the globe, and the company is planning to add commercial truck tire production lines to its factory in Hungary.

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