Tirechina.net and Shanyang Auto announced the winners of ApexTire 2021 China Annual Tire Awards virtually on March 28.
Sailun Tire Won Three Awards
Sailun grabbed three awards for the category of Environmentally-Friendly Tyre of the Year, Fuel-Efficient Tyre of the Year and Low-Carbon Benchmark Enterprise of the Year, in recognition of the excellent performance of its new S01 and SFL12 tyres that were manufactured with cutting-edge “EcoPoint3” technology. The awards are also a testament of Sailun’s achievements in low-carbon and sustainable development.
Sailun had recently launched the EcoPoint 3 series of S01 passenger car tyres and SFL12 truck and bus tyres. Both tyres were produced with new high-performance rubber materials dubbed “liquid gold”, featuring improved wear resistance and wet skid performance while reducing rolling resistance. These three major aspects are collectively known as the “Devil’s Triangle”, which have been plaguing the tyre industry for many years. It is difficult to strike a balance in ensuring all the three aspects of wear resistance, wet skid performance and rolling resistance pass quality standards, but Sailun managed to address “Devil’s Triangle” issues with its green, fuel-efficient, safer and more durable EcoPoint 3 tyres.
The quality of Sailun’s EcoPoint3 tyres has been validated in domestic and international tests, including the Jiangshan Tour, Yunnan Fuel Saving Miles campaign, TÜV Rheinland, as well as road tests by logistics and taxi companies. The tyres have also received certification from leading organisations such as Spain’s IDIADA, Smith Laboratory and China Rubber Industry Association. Sailun’s EcoPoint3 passenger car tyres have met the EU labeling requirements with double A classification in May 2021, while the China Rubber Industry Association awarded EcoPoint3 truck and bus tyres with the highest Tyre Label Grading Standards rating of “3A” grade. TÜV Rheinland also presented the Fuel Efficiency Pioneer Award to Sailun’s EcoPoint3 tyres.
The tyre industry has also hailed Sailun’s EcoPoint3 tyres as a groundbreaking technological development and is regarded as the fourth milestone in terms of innovative products after bias tyres, radial tyres and green tyres. Apart from improving the three major aspects of tyres, EcoPoint3 tyres also promote the green development of the entire supply chain by substituting renewable raw materials, a more environmentally-friendly manufacturing process, improving product safety, and improving fuel economy. Sailun has always aimed to achieve its mission to “Making Great Tyres”. The company will continue to increase R&D and investments in innovative products to optimise and enhance product performance, and contribute to the growth of China's rubber tyre industry.