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Fibre reinforced sidewalls improve tyre strength
Nokian Tyres is extending the use of its Aramid sidewall material technology beyond 4×4 vehicles to other classes of tyre.
Careless parking or hitting a pothole may severely damage a tyre. Sharp crushed stone may also damage the tyre and render it unusable. If the tyre has suffered a hard and sharp impact, you should immediately have it inspected at a dealership. Sidewall damage usually requires purchasing and fitting a replacement tyre.
The Aramid Sidewall technology developed by Nokian Tyres offers a new type of durability and protection for demanding driving conditions. The strong, synthetic Aramid fibre used in the tyre sidewall compound reinforces the structure. The fibre makes the tyre more resistant to impacts and cuts that could otherwise easily break it.
More value to customers
Nokian Tyres is extending the use of the proprietary Aramid Sidewall Technology in SUV tyres designed for varying and demanding winter use. This unique Aramid technology that offers additional protection and improves durability will be available in even more products from the beginning of 2017. Going forward, this technology will also be utilised in the Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT winter tyres and the Nokian Rotiiva summer tyres.
“We have received a lot of positive feedback from SUV drivers and our innovation has been found to be functional in practice. This unique feature that provides added durability offers more carefree kilometres to the consumers. Accidental tyre damage can incur a high cost, but the Aramid sidewall that protects the tyre from lateral impacts may even prevent the damage altogether”, said Petri Niemi, Head of Product Management at Nokian Tyres.
The Aramid sidewall structure that was first utilised in the test-winning Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 SUV studded tyre is exceptionally resistant to wear and cuts. The extremely strong fibre contained in the sidewall structure is also used by the aviation and defence industries.
Each product that contains Aramid technology bears the Aramid logo on its sidewall.