Westlake Partnerships with Zhejiang University of Technology


ZC Rubber's partnership with Zhejiang University and Zhejiang University of Technology has resulted in numerous notable advancements.  

Westlake Collaborates with Zhejiang University of Tecnology

The "Key Technology, Devices and Industrialization for Low Rolling Resistance and High Wet Traction Passenger Car Tyres" project by ZC Rubber took home the second prize of Zhejiang Science and Technology Progress Award in July 2022. The project stood out for innovation in low-rolling-resistance, high-wet-traction tread compound development with the expert group's unanimous high praise.

The project also reached a leading international level in silanization in-situ modification of silica, rapid online detection of reaction degree, and structural design of molding capsules. These breakthroughs in scientific research served as the foundation for the latest Westlake ZuperAce Z-007. The Westlake ZuperAce Z-007 is rated by the EU tyre label in Class A for Wet Grip, representing the highest degree of performance that can be compared to top international tyre brands.

It was also tested by TÜV SÜD, a leading German testing company with a global reputation, which confirmed its exceptional performance. The Westlake ZuperAce Z-007 displayed remarkable comprehensive performance, surpassing all TÜV limit criteria established by its key competitors' test results, particularly in wet performance and noise level. The Westlake ZuperAce Z-007 has received the TÜV SÜD Test Mark.


About the author

Richard Wilson is a correspondent for The Tyreman. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, Commercial Tyre Business and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.

Contact: richardjwilson@btconnect.com

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