Visual Alighnment Indicator from Continental Ensures Proper Tire Abrasion

Posted on March 29, 2012 
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Visual Alighnment Indicator from Continental Ensures Proper Tire AbrasionIt’s common knowledge that too positive or too negative wheel camber can lead to quicker tire wear, which is not easy to change. adidas superstar 2 soldes Continental offers an excellent decision of the problem, namely its Visual Alignment Indicator, or VAI, that makes it possible to visually spot wheel misalignment or improper axle position without any dedicated electronic devices. air jordan en soldes The VAI system is widely used in the USA nowadays while now it’s the Continental company that is going to promote it in Europe.

The indicator is to be found on the outer tread in the form of several groove pairs that are situated in five specially selected places and vary from 1 to 4 millimeters in depth. Fjallraven Kanken NO.2 After you have driven two or three thousand miles you can compare the indicators and check whether shoulder wear coincides with that of the opposite axle. nike air max pas cher If it doesn’t, you ought to correct improper alignment, which will reduce uneven abrasion and prevent from untimely tread wear.

Continental VAI system helps avoid excessive fuel consumption that emerges from higher rolling resistance caused by wheel misalignment. chaussure adidas In future it is planned to use the technology for a steering axle of the new L2+ segment (long-haul vehicles) on tires with 315/70 R 22.5 and 355/50 R 22.5.

Hankook Achieves a Record Mark in 2011 Gaining 6.48 Trillion Korean Won

Posted on March 29, 2012 
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Hankook Achieves a Record Mark in 2011 Gaining 6.48 Trillion Korean WonHankook annual income increased by 20.9 per cent in comparison to that of the last year and made as much as 6.48 trillion Korean won with the profit from their main activities equaling to 566.3 billion. Mochilas Kanken Classic It became possible thanks to a high level of consumer demand for UHP tires with a lot of automotive manufacturers using Hankook products as Original Equipment for their vehicles.

In spite of the global crisis Hankook tire develops in a quick tempo on world’s main markets. ugg 2017 For instance, their income in Europe and North America grew by 41 and 34 per cent respectively. Adidas Zx pas cher In Asian and Pacific regions the profit increased by more than 20 per cent.

The key role in such success was played by a growing demand for ultra-high performance tires and Hankook’s response to this phenomenon, namely the company launched more premium-class tires previous year. Fjällräven Deutschlands The amount of UHP tire sold in North America became 59 per cent higher than that of 2010.

At the same time, Hankook constantly expands OE tire lineup with UHP tires making up to 92 per cent in this segment.

Bridgestone to Create 100-Per Cent Eco Tire

Posted on March 28, 2012 
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By 2050 Bridgestone plans to work out a totally eco-friendly tire made from natural materials, says Shoshi Arakawa, Head of the Company, on the World Rubber Summit that took place on May 22-24 in Singapore.

Bridgestone to Create 100-Per Cent Eco TireNow Bridgestone is doing a research into the methods of natural rubber deriving from guayule and daffodils as well as studies the process of making synthetic rubber from biomass, carbon and other substances. They also try to make use of the new cellulose fibers to replace polyester and nylon, both being created from oil. Kånken Rucksäcke

The plan fits in Bridgestone strategy of environmental protection that includes the reduction of CO2 emissions. adidas ace It would be possible provided that you optimize your vehicle’s fuel consumption, which can be achieved by using a low rolling resistant tire. ugg chaussons Moreover, eco-friendly technologies affect the choice of materials for the tire as well as its production process.

Bridgestone claims to create butadiene from bio ethanol that to use it for synthetic rubber as well as to work out carbon on the base of intermediate substances from raw biomass, but the details are kept in secret for now. air jordan 11 The company promises to inform the community about the steps of the project implementation.

Bridgestone to Get Rubber from Guayule

Posted on March 28, 2012 
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Bridgestone begins to implement a large-scale research aimed at getting rubber from guayule, low and highly branchy bushes, which is an excellent renewable raw material. fjallraven kanken classic

Bridgestone to Get Rubber from GuayuleThe project will be carried out in collaboration with the company’s employees from North and South America and those from its Japanese headquarters. Kånken Rucksäcke An American branch deals with the choice of an appropriate place for a “pilot” farm and, later on, for a future plant. The Japanese are responsible for money matters while the research itself will be carried out by the Technical Center in Acrone and the Research and Technology Center North America.

The construction of a new plant is scheduled to start this year already while the first guayule tires will appear no sooner than 2015, Bridgestone says. new balance pas cher

This is a breathtaking and exciting project that can help the company satisfy consumer demand on tires made from natural rubber. At the same time, it can lead to the real breakthrough in tire-making industry. FF14 gil The project also demonstrates the company’s adherence to efficient use of natural resources, as now they are to create a renewable source of rubber that can be grown and processed close to the target market.

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