Minimizing fuel consumption is critical in long-haul trucking, and savvy commercial vehicle operators have long sought low rolling resistance truck tires.
In many countries, governments are implementing new programs to promote the use of transportation technologies that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These programs create a need for fuel-efficient tires on all vehicles. A significant reduction in tire rolling resistance is possible by reducing the energy loss associated with the deformation of a tire. Proper selection of the reinforcing agents used in tire compounds can help to minimize hysteresis and lower rolling resistance.
We produce a range of products for elastomer reinforcement that are specifically designed to lower tire rolling resistance by enabling tread compounds with low hysteresis. Our PROPEL™ E-series of carbon black products give tread compound designers the ability to lower tire rolling resistance without sacrificing tire durability.