Optimize performance and deliver differentiated products that drive value for commercial vehicle operators. A portfolio of solutions designed to break tire performance trade-offs, enable sustainability benefits across the value chain and improve production economics.
Under pressure from customers, competitors and regulators, commercial vehicle fleets demand tire solutions that maximize productivity and minimize costs. To satisfy tire market demands, tire compound designers must balance critical trade-offs to optimize performance and processability. Our E2C solutions truck and bus tire treads deliver high levels of tread wear resistance without sacrificing rolling resistance enabling options to break performance trade-offs compared to common industry references.
Long operating hours and high-speed highway operation mean that long-haul fleets require tires that are both durable and minimize rolling resistance. Using high performace compounds is essential for prolonging original tread life, optimizing fuel efficiency and maximizing retreadability of the tire carcass.
Regional and Intercity tires need strong tread wear performance combined with toughness to resist damage on curbs and low hysteresis to maintain low operating temperatures. Using the right high performance tread compound can optimize the balance of failure properties to improve effective tire life and ensure safe operation.
Tires for use on and off road require a challenging mix of tread compound performance attributes. They need strong resistance to cutting and chipping to minimize the risk of premature failure and removal combined with competitive treadwear performance to maximize the expected tire lifetime. An effective tread compound will enable strong performance across a range of failure properties to deliver effective performance on and off road.
The most sophisticated fleets utilize retreading to minimize their total operating costs. They often purchase premium brand tires and expect retreads to match the performance of new tires over multiple retread cycles. High quality tread compounds are critical to deliver performance and maintain low operating temperatures to preserve the life of the carcass.
Cabot’s E2C® solutions offer customers a variety of ways to solve their most difficult tread design challenges for OTR and TBR applications:
E2C® DX9730 elastomer composite is designed for applications that require resistance to severe cutting and chipping. It features high elongation and high tensile strength.
E2C® DX9640 elastomer composite is designed for applications that require severe abrasion resistance and low heat buildup. It features high 300% modulus and low tan δ.
E2C® FX9390 is formulated to deliver significant performance improvement balanced across cut/chip/chunk resistance, heat buildup and abrasion resistance.
E2C® FX9570 elastomer composite is designed to improve heat buildup and rebound performance while delivering high durability where abrasion and cut-chip wear are typical.
E2C® EX9620 is designed to deliver superior heat buildup performance without sacrificing for durability in applications where abrasion is the primary wear mechanism.