Nokian Tyres extending use of aramid in tyre sidewalls

The inclusion of aramid fibres in the tyre’s sidewall strengthens it and allows the tyre to better withstand impacts and cuts

Finland’s Nokian Tyres reports it is increasing the use of its Aramid Sidewall Technology in Nokian SUV tyres. From the beginning of this year, nearly all such products – including ranges already on the market – will feature sidewalls containing aramid fibres.

Aramid Sidewall Technology was first utilised in the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 SUV studded tyre and is also a fundamental feature in the Nokian Line SUV summer tyre range. As of 2016, the following lines will be produced with aramid sidewalls:
SUV tyres for Central Europe:

Nokian WR SUV 3 winter tyre
Nokian Weatherproof SUV all-season tyre
Nokian zLine SUV summer tyre
Nokian Line SUV summer tyre

Winter SUV tyres for Nordic markets:

Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 SUV non-studded tyre
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 SUV studded tyre

Summer SUV tyres for Nordic markets:

Nokian Hakka Black SUV
Nokian Hakka Blue SUV

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