fuel-efficient tires

Advanced Technologies Poised to Drive Growth for S-SBR in Fuel-Efficient Tires

Looking at the market for synthetic rubber, solution-polymerized styrene–butadiene rubber (S-SBR) would appear to be on the road to significant growth. Demand for fuel-efficient tires is playing a central role in guiding this rubber down its promising path, creating an expectation that global S-SBR demand will grow by 6–7 percent per year going forward. And Japanese manufacturers, who are technological...

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Toyo Tires Develops New Nano-Level Filler Dispersion Method for Truck and Bus Tires

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) recently succeeded in optimizing its process for nano-level molding using advanced filler dispersion. The process enables improved dispersion in compounds that are used for tires and are made from solid rubber and filler. The new process was developed as a means to improve fuel efficiency for trucks and buses. It allows for existing...

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Sumitomo Rubber Supplies Eco-Friendly Dunlop Tire for Nissan EV

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently started delivering the Dunlop Enasave EC300+, an environmentally friendly tire, to Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. (TYO:7201) for use in the automaker’s updated Nissan Serena e-Power, which is slated for a Japanese launch this March. The Enasave EC300+ has been developed with optimization of the new Serena e-Power’s performance in mind. Aside from its high...

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Toyo Tires Launches Latest in NanoEnergy Series for Trucks and Buses

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) has launched its new NanoEnergy M676, designed for use as an all-weather, fuel-efficient tire for trucks and buses. The NanoEnergy M676 makes use of Toyo Tires’ proprietary design technology for truck and bus tires, e-balance, along with the company’s proprietary materials design platform technology, Nano Balance Technology. In doing so, the NanoEnergy M676...

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Yokohama Rubber Launches Limited Web Sales of New Cutting-Edge Tire

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) began limited domestic sales of its new BluEarth-air EF21 tire on Dec. 5. With sales via Yokohama’s website limited to 100 units, the tire is being sold as a special model equipped with leading technology. The new product has adopted Yokohama Rubber’s advanced lightweight design technology in a bid to contribute to overall vehicle weight...

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Yokohama Rubber Launches New Fuel-Efficient Global Standard Tire, Heavily Draws on Japanese Technologies

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) said that it will from this spring start sales of a new fuel-efficient global standard tire, the BluEarth-Es ES32. The new tire will initially be rolled out in Europe, Asia and Oceania. Marketing will gradually expand to the Middle East and Latin American markets, although it is not planned to be sold in some countries,...

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