Nokian Tyres Extends the Use of Aramid Technology
Nokian Tyres has announced an extension of its innovative Aramid Technology that sees it being utilised in the company’s van and campervan tyres. Their Aramid Sidewall technology was designed to bring added durability for challenging conditions and the durability brought about by this invention means it is now also available to professional drivers and campers.
Van and campervan tyres are often in hard use. The vehicles are heavy, and they are regularly driven fully loaded on poor roads, on gravel and over kerbstones. The tyres must bear the entire weight of the vehicle and provide safe and stable handling under all conditions.
Taking this into consideration, Nokian Tyres wanted to offer van and campervan drivers the same durability that the users of our SUV and LT tyres are already receiving. Petri Niemi, Head of Product and Pricing Management for Nokian Tyres added; “In addition to protecting against surprising additional costs caused by tyre damage, Aramid fibre also endeavours to ensure that the cargo can reach its destination without trouble.”
The threat of kerb edges and potholes has always been a serious one in terms of causing substantial damage to a tyre. Sidewall damage usually requires purchasing and fitting a new tyre. The strong core of Aramid Sidewall technology is the Aramid fibre contained in the innovative sidewall structure, which is the same material that is also utilised by the aerospace and defence industries. The aramid fibre reinforces the sidewall to even better withstand external impacts, cuts and depressions. Aramid Sidewall technology has been used on Nokian Tyres’ SUV tyres for several years already in well-known products such as the Nokian Line SUV, Nokian Rockproof, Nokian zLine SUV amongst.
As of January 2018, Nokian WR C3, Nokian cLine Van, Nokian cLine Cargo and Nokian Weatherproof C has been utilising Aramid Sidewall Technology.