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New Rolling Resistance Testing Capabilities at Smithers’ China Laboratory

Smithers has unveiled a new high- and low-temperature rolling resistance testing machine at its tire and wheel testing laboratory in Suzhou, China. The new machine will begin running client data in August of this year.

A tire’s rolling resistance is an important contributor to fuel consumption of ICE vehicles and is directly related to a vehicle’s carbon dioxide emissions. The tire industry has been studying the effects of rolling resistance and tire tread compound formulation on fuel efficiency since the early 1990s. Given the recent increase in fuel prices, fuel consumption is naturally a great concern. …

Source: ATTI

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