Summary: The progress for a China tire labeling system has moved forward again.
The annual China Rubber Materials Innovation Forum meeting held on April 9
released The Published Guide for Environmental Tire Materials.
The progress for a China tire labeling system has moved forward again. The
annual China Rubber Materials Innovation Forum Meeting held on April 9 released
The Published Guide for Environmental Tire Materials which will guide the
environmental tire factories in choosing raw materials for tires, such as Michelin,
Bridgestone, Kebek, etc.
The guide was put together by the China Rubber Industry Association. It will
greatly accelerate the industrialization process of environmental tires, promote the
upgrading of tires and develop environmentally friendly tires.
"Environmentally friendly raw materials are fundamental to environmental tires."
Zhuhong, manager of the China Rubber Industry Association, said. Most
importantly, we need to make sure how environmentally friendly the raw materials
are. That means that the raw material is nontoxic, complies with EU Reach
regulations, lowers dependency on petrochemical materials and expands the
proportion of bio-based materials.
The Environmental Tires Technical Specifications lists which materials have
prohibited or limited use, and recommended materials are listed in The
Environmental Tires Recommended Materials.
The guide recommends 33 varieties in four different categories, including 9
rubber-like materials, 4 patching materials, 18 additives and 2 framework
materials. It highlights technical indicators and testing standards.
According to Zhuhong, choosing environmentally friendly raw materials has two
principles: first is to ensure that the raw material itself and their production process
are environmentally friendly; second is to meet the tire manufacturers’ quantitative
Currently, these new materials have all been improved or developed by the domestic
rubber industry and have been industrialized. They have been used widely and have
lead to a better production environment. Moreover, the new materials have improved
tire performance and met EU Reach relevant technical specifications.
The materials in The Environmental Tire Recommended Materials have not remained
the same, and will be updated soon. More materials with better performance results
will be rolled out to meet the requirements of environmental tire production techniques.
We Kebek Tire Co., Ltd will update our techniques and materials to always supply the
best performance tires.