Smithers Rapra provided tyre testing training for Chinese industry players

August 30, 2017

Smithers-Rapra-provided-tyreA tyre testing expert from Smithers Rapra, a world leader in rubber, plastics and composites testing, presented and discussed various tyre testing techniques and government regulatory requirements for Chinese tyre industry players at the Tire Technology Training Course, which was organised by The Rubber Institute of Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China along with the Beijing University of Chemical Technology.

Henry He, lead test engineer at Smithers Rapra’s Suzhou Tire and Wheel Testing Laboratory, shared presentations that were focused primarily on tyre testing technologies and methodologies such as durability, rolling resistance, ageing, and tread wear, as well as force and moment evaluations.

Also covered were methods required for both Chinese and EU tyre labelling standards and various national regulations around the world. The training outlined key regulatory testing considerations for tyre manufacturers when developing their next generation of passenger and light truck tyres.

“Working globally across the tyire industry gives us a broad perspective on the latest in tyre technology and testing techniques,” said Derek Read, General Manager – Smithers Rapra China. “Through his experience in the tyre and wheel industries, Henry was able to provide engineers with insight into tyre testing and best practices in how to utilise the data for development programmes.”

“Understanding the performance of tyres under laboratory test conditions is critical in determining their influence on the ride, handling, and safety of vehicles,” said He. “I certainly appreciate the invitation to speak to the industry’s chemists and engineers about the important role tyre testing has in the successful introduction of their new products to the global market.”

Smithers Rapra operates laboratories in North America, Europe and China, covering a wide variety of testing and consulting services from material chemistry and product durability testing, to tyre, wheel and winter testing. Smithers’ global network of ISO 17025 accredited tyre test laboratories perform a wide variety of SAE, ASTM, ISO, UNECE and EC tests supporting raw material suppliers, tyre manufacturers and automotive OEMs.

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