A long history of sustainability: processes, raw materials and products
Tyres are highly complex products that need to perform multiple functions. They consist of various parts, each of which has a precise structural function and its own chemical and physical properties. Pirelli's constant attention to the raw materials used for the manufacture of its tyres and the way they are combined to obtain an ultra-high-performance product can be clearly seen in the documents in the Historical Archive. An interactive journey through patents, recipes, and technical drawings, starting from the raw materials, for a close-up view of how the "rubber soul" of a tyre is made, and with what and how many elements it is manufactured. Expert colleagues will show the kids the physics laboratory where they will follow the creation of a compound and the vulcanisation process. They will be able to observe the various static and dynamic tests the materials are subjected to in order to measure all the physical properties of the rubber using state-of-the-art instruments.