"Green Tires": Save fuel and protect the environment.
The main thing is that it gets you from A to B – this may be the crucial factor for many car drivers when it comes to choosing tires. However: when it comes to a contact surface with the ground that is no bigger than a postcard, the quality of the tire makes a big difference. A high-tech tire can reduce the braking distance of car traveling at 80 km/h by up to 20 meters – compared to a cheaper product or can reduce the fuel consumption of trucks by almost ten percent.
This is essentially made possible through the use of top class synthetic rubber, such as that which LANXESS supplies to all the leading tire manufacturers. Up to 20 different types of the material are used in a single tire – with one goal: the tire must ultimately achieve top grades in the most important disciplines – water retention, tire noise and fuel-efficiency.