STEELASTIC® Introduces “Calenderless” Manufacturing Cell

Calenderless Manufacturing CellCUYAHOGA FALLS, OH – Sept.25, 2019. STEELASTIC has built a Calenderless Manufacturing Cell in its Akron area facility to enable tire manufacturers to test run their own materials to produce the full range of tire reinforcement components. STEELASTIC’s extrusion-based manufacturing processes for belt/breaker, body ply, cap strip and inner liner eliminate the need for expensive and inflexible calendering and off-line processing equipment.

The compact, single-operator machines used in this cell have been developed in response to a growing demand for more flexible, highly automated and lower capital outlay manufacturing systems. “This dedicated manufacturing cell is a key component of our drive to help manufacturers, worldwide, convert to more versatile, smaller footprint systems, necessary to profitably manufacture shorter runs of multiple tire types,” said Ian Dennis, STEELASTIC President.

STEELASTIC is now scheduling trials for the remainder of 2019 and early 2020 in its Calenderless Manufacturing Cell. “It has been a busy year to date with numerous successful trials completed,” Dennis said. “Manufacturers send us small batches of their own materials to be manufactured to agreed specifications on our belt/breaker, body ply and cap strip systems. The material is then packed and shipped to the tire manufacture for tire-building, testing and validation in their own plants”

To schedule tests, contact STEELASTIC at, or call +1-330-633-0505.


Founded in 1970, The STEELASTIC Co., LLC is the leading designer and manufacturer of extrusion-based systems for manufacturing belt, cap strip, inner liner, and apex components for passenger, truck, bus, off road, aircraft and motorcycle tires. STEELASTIC is fueling a “Go Calenderless” revolution in the tire making industry, allowing tire makers to now profitably manufacture shorter runs of multiple SKUs. Today, STEELASTIC has over 900 systems operating in more than 55 countries around the world. STEELASTIC has been owned by Heico Companies LLC since 1998. Chicago-based Heico is a privately held business with a portfolio of more than 50 companies worldwide representing engineered components, specialty equipment, construction and industrial services and steel products.Steelastic Calenderless Cell_