Aug 31, 2021

Hankook Deploys New Material, Design and Tread Technologies

As part of the Hankook truck tyre portfolio, the successful SmartFlex line covers a particularly wide range of applications, ranging from regional to local traffic distributions. The spectrum even extends, to the long-haul transportation and construction site applications, if necessary. In addition, this will all be possible throughout the calendar year thanks to the 3PMSF certification. Premium tyre manufacturer Hankook is now further expanding its tyre portfolio within the successful SmartFlex line with two completely new treads, the SmartFlex AH51 for the steering axle and the SmartFlex DH51 for the driving axle.

Compared to their predecessors, there has been a considerable increase in mileage performance for both new tyre patterns, 15 percent for the steering axle and 20 percent for the driving axle. Moreover, the 10 percent reduction in rolling resistance for the AH51/DH51 contributes to a further reduction in fuel consumption when compared to the already well performing 31 series tyres. When looking at the CPK indicator (cost per kilometre), which is becoming increasingly important for the entire transportation industry, both new SmartFlex treads are able to support economical fleet operations in an increasingly sustainable manner. …

Source: Tyre Trade News

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