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Continental harnesses two-phase compounds for latest winter truck tires

Tire Technology International

Continental has released details of its newly developed Generation 3 winter tires for truck applications. Part of its Scandinavia tire family, the new generation consists of the HS3 (steer), HD3 (drive) and HT3 (trailer) tires.

“As our customers face tougher market demands, they expect us to deliver higher-performance products,” said Hinnerk Kaiser, head of tire development at Continental. “For the Generation 3 winter tires we pooled our tire expertise and brought new technologies into play in order to push the performance envelope. We decided to use a higher natural rubber content so as to further improve rolling resistance and maximize flexibility in low temperatures.”

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