Three Arisun and Westlake brand tyres, which are manufactured by Zhongce Rubber Group Co., Ltd. (ZC Rubber) in China, recently achieved Smartway fuel efficiency accreditation from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Westlake AT566 long haul tyre, Arisun AT570 long haul tyre, Arisun AD778 regional driver tyre all qualified of the low rolling resistance standard.
According to the company, each of the three products offers a different collection of criteria. The Westlake AT566 is designed to offer a long life tread compound with less heating. It also features a “strong steel belt” for casing durability and to promote multiple retreads.
With the new computer designed tread structure, Arisun AT570 has seven ribs with six wide, straight grooves for precise handling and outstanding traction and provides even wear with less pressure on the road. The tyre is recommended for use in trailer applications. The AT570 and AT566 are available on the size 445/50 R22.5.
Arisun AD778 is a said to be a “premium drive tyre”. Special tread compound and CAD tyre carcass help to guarantee long tyre life and better retreadability. The tread depth of the four sizes (11 R22.5, 295/75 R22.5, 11 R24.5 and 285/75 R24.5) reaches 28 32nds of an inch, which is deeper than the most other tyres. Extra deep grooves with central longitude ribs provide perfect traction with robust open shoulder blocks and extend the tyre mileage.
Other SmartWay-verified ZC Rubber tyres include: Arisun AS600, AD737, AT500, AD778, AT570, AS673 and Westlake CR989, CR960A, CM980, CM983, CR915.
Commenting on the news ZC Rubber representatives said low rolling resistance products are a key part of the firm’s social responsibility strategy. “We always pursue high-quality that adds valuable tyres for our worldwide customers. Low rolling resistance tyres not only help to protect the environment but also help customers lower their fuel costs.”