by Anup Mondal, Elham Rezvanpanah, Mohamed Tharik and Daniele Lorenzetti, Apollo Tyres
Influence of functionalized terpolymer resin on carbon black reinforced rubber compounds and corelation with tire performance In recent years, the European Union (EU) has mandated reducing greenhouse gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide (CO2). Passenger cars are responsible for roughly 13% of the total CO2 emission in the E.U. From 2021, the CO2 emissions of new passenger cars must be reduced by 27% compared to 2015.
Improved technologies for tire applications are continuously sought to reduce the energy consumption of vehicles. Rolling resistance is one of the key performance parameters of a tire for passenger cars and heavy duty trucks. This tire performance parameter contributes approximately 20% to 30% to the total fuel consumption, depending on the type of vehicle, road conditions and driving habits.