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MilliCap® Cap Ply Strips

Ready to Apply at the Tire Building Machine – No Calendering or Slitting

MilliCap® Cap Ply:  A Win-Win for Tire Makers, Automobile Owners, and the Planet

Traditional calendered cap ply increases tire weight and rolling resistance.  It also adds cost, complexity, and lead time in the tire plant’s preparation department.  Milliken created the tire industry’s first ready to use cap ply strips,-- delivered tackified and slit, ready to use at the tire building machine.  MilliCap eliminates several processing steps, reduces the amount of rubber needed for tire production, can reduce the tire’s rolling resistance, and ultimately helps increase the fuel efficiency of the vehicle.

The MilliCap® Cap Ply Family of Products

​MilliCap® HM Cap Ply -- High modulus Nylon 6,6 cap ply strips addressing a wide range of high-performance radial tires. Available in multiple constructions and custom widths.

Aramid MilliCap® Cap Ply -- Aramid cap ply strips for ultra-high performance tires. Milliken tunes the strip construction to match tire lift-up requirements, so that the high-modulus aramid aligns to deploy more fully in the running tire than with hybrid yarn cap plies.

 

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MilliCap® Helps Make a Better Tire

  • Higher modulus-to-weight ratio than traditional calendered cap ply
  • Ready to use at the tire building machine:
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  Provides building tack
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  No calendering required
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  Precision-slit
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​​  Adheres to customer rubber stocks
  • Reduces process waste
  • Reduces inventory and complexity
  • Warp ends are continuous and un-cut
  • Stable fabric; but with open geometry for strike-through
  • Lengths range up to 6000 meters

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