Sailun Tire Group has developed a technology that the company claimed will create a rubber revolution in the tyre industry.
Sailun Tire Aims to Revolutionise Tyre Industry
Utilising liquid phase mixing, this new proprietary technology is known as EcoPoint3 and has matched or exceeded tyre performance across the three key functional attributes of rolling resistance, wear resistance and wet grip performance and will change the way that tyres are manufactured.
According to the company, the EcoPoint3 technology can allow rubber compounding materials to be mixed fully uniformly under continuous liquid phase conditions for a consistent rubber compound mix. The technology, Sailun explained not only improves a tyre’s rolling resistance for increased efficiency, but also enhances traction and provides more durable tyre wear resistance – making tyres that can last longer and perform better for a safer, more energy-efficient and comfortable drive.
“We’re thrilled to officially launch EcoPoint3 and see a project come to life after several years in development. EcoPoint3 is a game changer for the tire industry both for the quality of tires it will produce but also in the way tires are made moving forward. EcoPoint3 sets Sailun products apart from other tire manufacturers and will set a new standard for the tire industry in global sustainability in the automotive space,” said Ron Dolan, President, Sailun Tire Americas in a statement.
EcoPoint3 liquid phase mixing has already won several international tyre technology awards and will debut in the upcoming line-up of Sailun’s new Erange EV, a brand-new flagship tyre line specifically designed, dedicated, and manufactured for electric vehicles (EVs) that will be made exclusively using EcoPoint3 technology.
Sailun said, this advanced proprietary technology is ideally suited for the demands of EV drivers and will enhance EV performance by helping to increase range, enhance performance and deliver a quiet and comfortable driver experience. The new tyres will also feature increased load-bearing capacity to account for the extra weight of vehicle batteries and the advanced tread patterns and specially formulated rubber compounds will be able to handle the instant torque of EVs for longer lasting tread life and increased performance.