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The Science Behind Tread Compounds on Passenger Tires

While other tire components deliver some of the overall tire performances, the majority comes from the tread area and in the specific tread compound. This shouldn’t be a surprise as the tread is the only part of the tire connected to the road.

In past articles of “The Science Behind” series, we mainly focused on different attributes of tire performance, target conflicts between them and how tire components have been designed to deliver on the performance expectation. In this article, we will change our lens and focus on the most important component of a tire: the tread and its construction.

Source: Tire Review

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