fuel-efficient tires

Chinese Rubber Industry to Introduce Tire Labeling System

The China Rubber Industry Association (CRIA) has revealed that the planned labeling system showing a tire’s environmental performance characteristics at a glance will be implemented starting on Sept. 15, 2016. Comprising a grading scheme and a set of labeling management regulations, the system ranks tires as fuel-efficient “Green Tires” when specified standards for rolling resistance, wet grip and noise are...

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JSR Eyes to Strengthen Global S–SBR Promotion

Japan’s largest manufacturer of synthetic rubber, JSR Corp. (TYO:4185), is doing well with its solution styrene butadiene rubber (S–SBR) for fuel-efficient tires. The company has increased sales of S–SBR for eco tires by just short of 120 percent over that of the previous term. Such sales expansion has been a point of focus for the company, coming amid a dip...

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Latest Fuel-efficient Tire Technologies – Bridgestone

Tire manufacturers across Japan are focused on making unique technological developments in the bid to differentiate themselves from one another. This includes their respective pursuits in the delivery of driving comfort and the fundamental structures in which they maintain their definitions of fuel-efficient tires through proprietary technologies. Bridgestone Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has with its “Ultimate Eye” a proprietary testing technology...

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Fuel-efficient Tire Manufacturers in Japan: Report (Part 2)

Continuing on from “Fuel-Efficient Tire Manufacturers in Japan: Report (Part 1),” we are looking at what individual tire manufacturers are doing. Yokohama Rubber – Bringing Added Value With Increased Safety in Driving A bolstered product lineup in Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.’s (TYO:5101) fuel-efficient tires, namely with its BluEarth series, brought a more than two-fold increase in 2013 – with 223...

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Fuel-efficient Tire Manufacturers in Japan: Report (Part 1)

The Japanese tire labeling system for defining fuel-efficient tires began in January 2010 as a voluntary industry standard, covering rolling resistance and wet-grip performance. Thanks to the continuous marketing efforts of tire manufacturers, the penetration rate of fuel-efficient tires in line with the grading system has steadily grown. However, these same manufacturers are finding it increasingly difficult to differentiate their...

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