Fuel-Efficient Tyres Through Nano-Technology, Advanced Materials


As a result of the introduction of new directives in more countries, the market of fuel-efficient tyres is activated worldwide. This also includes the tyre energy saving label in Germany. Using nano-technology, computer tomography and material science, Bridgestone developed a tyre compound with three-dimensional nano-hierarchical architecture. Not only the rolling resistance could be reduced by 20 %, but also an answer for the compromise between rolling resistance and wear could be found.

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