This joint paper by Ford Motor Co. and Arlanxeo investigates the impact of material composition of original equipment tires as it relates to their tested performance. This work combines the global expertise of the largest synthetic rubber producer in the world with that of one of the leading global automobile producers.
The study includes a wide range of OE tires sourced from various regions and manufacturers. Tire composition analysis was performed on various parts of the tire using the expertise of the Arlanxeo Technical Center in London, Ontario, combined with tire performance data measured by Ford in Dearborn, Mich.
The presented data will highlight the need for high performance materials to attain the demanding performance requirements of original equipment applications.