Published May 15, 2012
Eco Plus compounding, designed to lower rolling resistance and save fuel, is now being used in the manufacturing of Continental’s best-selling highway steer tire, the HSL2, the Fort Mill-based tire maker announced.
Eco Plus compounding is now being used in the manufacturing of Continental’s highway steer tire. (Image/Provided)
Continental Tire the Americas said the compounding is working so well that its commercial vehicle tire business unit is converting the entire portfolio of HSL2 products to the Eco Plus line. The previous generation of the HSL2 will be phased out, with all sizes changed to HSL2 Eco Plus by the end of this summer, said brand manager Libor Heger.
Increased tread wear is a major factor in the decision to convert the portfolio, Heger said. But he also noted that the Eco Plus compounding guards against irregular wear and tread slippage.
“By utilizing our expertise in fuel efficient compounding, as well as delivering better wear through an advanced layout, we can now offer both the lowered rolling resistance and long mileage that fleets demand,” Heger said.
The HSL2 Eco Plus is available now in North American Free Trade Agreement markets.