BRUSSELS, Belgium—China's Zhongce Rubber Group (ZC Rubber) has signed strategic cooperation agreement with Belgium's N.V. Bekaert S.A., focusing on the development of steel cord for green tires.
"Green is the key word in the cooperation," said ZC Rubber President Shen Jinrong, who signed the agreement together with Bekaert President Bert de Graeve during a recent European Union-China Summit in Brussels.
ZC Rubber said the agreement promotes the integrated cooperation in the steel cord area and will allow it to increase its focus further on developing green and smart tires. High quality steel cord helps reduce a tire's weight and rolling resistance, ZC Rubber said.
The two companies will cooperate not only on new materials, cutting-edge products and clean production, but also on the social responsibility, environmental protection and personal health, ZC Rubber said. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.