LEVERKUSEN, Germany (July 23, 2012)—Lanxess A.G. signed a letter of intent with the China Rubber Industry Association to move forward with tire labeling legislation in China.
Both parties have agreed to cooperate closely on sharing knowledge and expertise in the development and implementation of tire labeling in China.
Based on the agreement, Lanxess will support a delegation to visit European countries organized by the CRIA in September 2012.
The purpose of this trip is to build an effective communication platform for Chinese tire makers to understand the regulatory framework of tire labeling in Europe and how it could be well implemented, Lanxess said.
The synthetic rubber producer said it will be proactively involved into the drafting process of the “Raw Material Guide for Green Tyre Industrialization” and participate in related and incidental meetings and exchanges led by the CRIA.
“Lanxess believes in using its international experience, innovative technologies and principles of sustainable development to help meet the most serious challenges affecting green mobility in China,” said Martin Kraemer, CEO of Lanxess Greater China.
According to the CRIA, the tire labeling initiative in China calls for half of China's tire makers to be capable of producing a fuel-efficient tire by 2015 and for 25 percent of passenger vehicle tire production to be green tires by the same date.