"We are very excited to get our tires in operation on the roads and highways of America," Mayfield said. "Their performance will be our best advertisement. Ralson has assembled a team of R&D engineers and rubber technologists previously responsible for some of the industry's most renowned commercial tire tread patterns. They have developed tread patterns and casing designs ideally suited to operate efficiently on America's highways and roads."
"In addition to R&D, the manufacturing process at Ralson's highly advanced plant is the other key ingredient. From best-in-class extrusion equipment to RFID enabled bead preparation, the facility is rolling out TBR tires of superior quality," he said.
Ralson said its R&D team uses the most advanced computer simulation and testing equipment, and puts prototype tires through exhaustive testing inside labs equipped with Virtual Simulation Capabilities (FEA) and then thoroughly punishes them on a wide variety of surfaces.
Ralson, which claims to be India's fastest growing tire company, is one of the world's top five bicycle tire manufacturers and began producing automotive tires in 2000.
Ralson recently entered the global commercial tire market with a state-of-the-art plant in Indore, India, that has current production capacity of more than 1 million tires per year. Ralson plans to expand the plant.
The plant uses a nitrogen-cure system instead of the hot water cure system, which allows better control of the curing process, leading to greater tire uniformity. The nitrogen process, which conserves water, is one of many environmental protection initiatives deployed at the plant.
Ralson and Accelus tires will be available for purchase early in the first quarter 2023. For more, see ralsontires.com.