Fuel Efficiency

Minimizing fuel consumption is critical in long-haul trucking, and savvy commercial vehicle operators have long sought low rolling resistance truck tires.

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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.