The technological objectives of the Yokohama are to reduce the cost for kilometer twirled (bigger useful life of band of set of wheels and excellent index of retreading) without sacrificing the other aspects of performance: traction, stability, comfort, and fuel economy. The engineers of the Yokohama develop technologies, to maximize the performance of the tires.Advanced process of rubber mixture In the process of manufacture of the tires, one of the main stages is the process of rubber mixture. In this phase, the rubber is combined with mixed and pressed carbon and after that. The Yokohama applied an advanced method of mixture the cold that generates a product of superior quality, becoming more robust and increasing the durability and the resistance to the irregular consuming.The length of the molecule of the rubber is long and uniform • The carbon is distributed uniformly • Little obstacles of dioxide
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
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