Webinar: Cobalt Usage in Tire Belt Coat

Webinar: Cobalt Usage in Tire Belt Coat

Original Run Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Cobalt is a unique material in tires, typically used in steel belt coatings. Global supply is limited, and price and demand are heavily influenced by geopolitical events, which can have implications for tire manufacturers.
In an upcoming one-hour webinar, Smithers expert Brad Sellers will provide a comprehensive overview of the current landscape of the global cobalt market. Using 10+ years of data from a proprietary Smithers tire database, he will do a deep dive into usage trends of cobalt in steel belt coat compounds in passenger, light truck, and truck tires.

About the Presenter

Brad Sellers, Associate Consultant, joined the Smithers team in 2014. He specializes in tire problem and data analysis, focused on developing action plans and helping clients implement solutions that address their development, quality, and performance challenges and needs. He has significant experience providing exceptional customer service in a technical setting and proven skills in failure analysis, project planning, patent research, and secondary technical research.

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