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New bias tire formulations, retreads expand lineup

The latest models target off-road and engineering vehicles such as those used in mining and agriculture.

 

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  • New formulations: Bias tire suppliers in China are exploring compounds that can improve product performance. White carbon black, for example, is employed to enhance grip and rolling resistance. Adoption of the material shortens braking distance by about 30 percent.
  • Retreaded models: Amid rising production outlay and the economic difficulties in major markets, more companies are offering retreaded tires. R&D initiatives in this line have yielded products with a service life roughly 80 percent that of new variants and priced more than 30 percent lower.
  • Target applications: Facing stiff competition from radial tires in passenger cars, many manufacturers are concentrating on models for off-road and engineering vehicles such as those used in mining, construction and agriculture. Bias tires are preferred in these applications for their better traction and clean out.
  • Price & export projections: Suppliers expect product quotes to climb 10 percent this year due to higher raw material and labor costs. Overseas sales, meanwhile, are anticipated to be relatively flat. Makers are eyeing the Asia-Pacific region, South America and Russia for growth opportunities.



 


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Classic Tires Co. Ltd
Model: 7.50-16
Description: Light truck tire; 215mm width; 16in diameter; cross-country pattern; CCC

 Car tire

Eastup Industry Ltd
Model: E3 L-3
Description: Light truck tire; CCC, DOT, E-Mark, GCC, Inmetro

 Car tire

Genco Industrial Group Co. Ltd
Model: GBT17
Description: 9 to 12in width; 1,038 to 1,300mm height; 20 or 24in diameter; 2,900 to 4,195kg load capacity

 Car tire

L-Guard Intl Enterprise Ltd
Model: 17.5-25
Description: Truck tire; 17.5in width; 25in diameter; CCC, DOT

 Car tire

Qingdao F.T.Z. Full-World International Trading Co. Ltd
Model: SKS-1
Description: Light truck tire; 264mm width; 773mm diameter

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Tirexcelle (Qingdao) Inc.
Model: 7.50-16
Description: Light truck tire; 7.5in width; 16in diameter


Note: This article "New bias tire formulations, retreads expand lineup" was originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through our e-magazines, trade shows and industry research.

All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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