Falken introduces innovative new winter van tyre: EUROWINTER VAN01
Falken Tyre Europe has added an all-new winter van tyre to its product range. The EUROWINTER VAN01 features significantly improved wear life as well as enhanced snow traction and handling.
The primary development objectives were extended wear life, improved fuel economy and outstanding wet and snow performance. The tread design of the new Falken VAN01 features ACP (Adaptive Constant Pressure), which noticeably improves wear life, directional stability and overall traction by evenly distributing pressure across the whole tread area. Compared to its predecessor, snow handling has been improved by 20 percent, snow traction by ten percent and wet braking by five percent.
Fixed transverse grooves and a centrally staggered tread design intensify the compression energy exerted on snow and mud and enhances the self-cleaning effect. This ensures reliable and consistent levels of traction in snow and mud.
A unidirectional tread pattern, in combination with increased sipe density, serves to enhance snow traction, improve wet grip and increase aquaplaning safety reserves.
4D-Nano Design Technology
For its new winter van tyre, Falken has used its cutting-edge 4D-Nano technology that utilises super computer simulation at the nano-scale to significantly improve molecular bonds between compound componenets. 4D-Nano technology has allowed for improvements in wear life, fuel efficiency and wet traction. The patented 4D-Nano technology has also been used to reduce rolling resistance by 15 percent and to extend wear life by 30 percent versus the predecessor.
The EUROWINTER VAN01 is available from July 2016 in 17 sizes, ranging from 14-16 inches, with an aspect ratio of 60-75 and will come with a speed index of ‘R’ or ‘T’. Falken’s newest winter van tyre features a rolling resistance EU label of ‘C’-‘E’, a wet labelling grade of ‘A’ and a sound grade rating of ‘2’. All sizes are marked with the M+S Symbol and the snowflake symbol (3-Peak Mountain Snow Flake).
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About Falken Tyre Europe
The Falken Tyre Europe GmbH is the European affiliate of the Japanese tyre manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., with about 30,000 employees it's the sixth largest tyre manufacturer worldwide. In 2001 and 2014 SRI was selected to appear in Thomson Reuters’ “Top 100 Global Investors” list of the world’s most innovative companies.
From its location in Offenbach/Main, the company markets and sells a complete tyre portfolio for passenger cars, trucks, pick-ups and SUVs as original equipment and for the entire European retrofitting market. All Falken products comply with the ISO standards 9001, 16949 and 14001. Developed and tested in the world’s most demanding racing series, the Falken tyres provide the maximum of individual driving enjoyment – at outstanding value for money. Further information under: http://www.falkentyre.com
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