Cook or Scientist? Recipes for a Sustainable Tyre
From rubber tree to scientific laboratories – how to make a tyre
A scientist grappling with a new formula in the lab is a lot like a cook: he or she must be very careful to choose the right materials, dose them very precisely, and be aware of the reactions that will come about between the ingredients once they are mixed together. Starting out from this concept and from documents from the Historical Archive, the children will have a good idea of how complex and fascinating the process of creating a new tyre can be, from the gathering of latex from the rubber trees and the study of raw materials and tread design to the manufacture of a safe, sustainable product in factories around the world. With games and interactive courses, the classes will be taken on a journey through almost 150 years of Pirelli research and development. During the final workshop, the students will play the part of scientists studying and designing the tyre of the future.