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    Liquid gold tires: standing at the top of the tire value chain

    • Last Update: 2021-12-02
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      On November 7, at the 4th China International Import Expo, the international authoritative testing organization TüV Rheinland awarded the "Energy-saving Pioneer" award to Sailun Group's liquid gold tires
    .
    Previously, liquid gold tires were tested by IDIADA in Spain, and their rolling resistance and wet grip indicators have reached the EU labeling regulations A level (the highest level)

    .
    In the international tire performance competition, Sailun Group has gained a firm foothold in the highest level, and China Tire has once again achieved a leap in the world

    .

      Standing at the top of the tire value chain

     Stand at the top of the tire value chain Stand at the top of the tire value chain

      The tires independently developed and produced by Sailun Group, awarded the "Energy-saving Pioneer" award and reached the highest level of double A in the EU labeling regulations, use a new material called liquid gold tires
    .

      After the authoritative test of TüV, in the actual vehicle fuel consumption comparison test of different brands of tires, Sailun liquid gold tires SFL12 have the lowest fuel consumption, with a comprehensive fuel consumption of 35.
    63 liters per 100 kilometers, which is 18.
    26% lower than the international first-line similar products and compared with the domestic first-line similar products.
    The product is 16.
    56% lower, 11.
    24% lower than the main products sold in the domestic supporting market, and the fuel saving per hundred kilometers is 7.
    96 liters, 7.
    07 liters, and 4.
    51 liters respectively

    .

      Previously, IDIADA, an international authoritative testing organization, conducted tests on liquid gold tires.
    The results showed that its rolling resistance and wet grip have reached the EU labeling regulations A level, which is the highest level

    .
    And compared with traditional green tires, the wear resistance of liquid gold double A tires has increased by 30%

    .

    The scene of the 4th China International Import Expo

    The scene of the 4th China International Import Expo

      The excellent performance of liquid gold tires has also been verified in Japan
    .
    The fuel-saving performance test of liquid gold tires conducted at Nagoya Logistics in Aichi Prefecture this year showed that after five months of data collection and comparison, Sailun S880 tires can save 3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers, and the fuel-saving performance is 8% higher than that of Japanese first-tier brands.

    .

      Liquid gold tires have also withstood the test of the complex and bumpy road conditions on the plateau
    .
    In the just-concluded 19-day journey of the third phase of the “Journey around the Country” of liquid gold truck tires, Sailun liquid gold truck tires accompany the three-day road test activities from Lhasa to Changsha via Golmud, Chaka, and Xi’an.
    The second generation of “Jiangshan·Xin” of the First Heavy Industry Jiangshan fought in the snow-covered plateau of Tibet

    .
    According to actual calculations, under the same model, same speed, and same conditions of use, the fuel consumption of Sailun Liquid Gold tires per 100 kilometers is 3.
    84 liters (10%) less than that of domestic well-known brand tires, and that of another well-known brand tire.
    3.
    62 liters (9.
    5%)

    .

      In addition to economy such as fuel saving, the improvement of safety is also a major feature of liquid gold tires
    .

      The tire is the only part of the car that is in contact with the ground and carries the safety of the people in the car
    .
    The test results of an international authority show that when the vehicle is braked at a speed of 80 km/h, the wet braking performance of liquid gold car tires is shortened by 7 meters compared with ordinary C-class tires, and 18 meters shorter than that of F-class tires.

    .
    At a distance of one meter, a tragedy may be avoided

    .

      The test results of these different time periods and different institutions all show that Sailun Group's liquid gold tires not only have reached the highest level in the world, but also have high quality stability
    .
    Sailun Group, which takes "making a good tire" as its mission, has made the dream of top tires made in China a reality, and made China Tire stand at the top of the rubber processing industry value chain

    .

    The TüV Rheinland Group releases the fuel consumption test results of the racing wheel liquid gold tires and awards the racing wheel

    The TüV Rheinland Group releases the fuel consumption test results of the racing wheel liquid gold tires and awards the racing wheel

      For this dream, the road of R&D and application of liquid gold tires has actually gone for nearly 10 years
    .
    In 2012, Sailun successfully trial-produced China's first double-B tire using liquid gold, and its product performance reached the international leading level

    .
    In 2017, the trial production of liquid gold tires of multiple specifications was successful

    .
    In April 2018, the world's first liquid gold tire officially rolled off the assembly line

    .

      At present, Sailun Group has achieved mass production of liquid gold tires, and has cooperated with more than 20 OEMs such as BAIC New Energy, BYD, Sinotruk, Dongfeng Motor, etc.
    , to supply batches for many OEMs

    .
    According to the completed tire tests of various models, a number of main performance indicators have surpassed its original tires

    .
    In addition, the four-season tires developed by applying this technology have excellent overall performance, and their icy performance surpasses the same specifications of the international first-line brand winter tires, and the wear resistance is increased by more than 40%, and the rolling resistance is reduced by more than 30%

    .

      Revolutionary exploration of industrial chain integration innovation

     Revolutionary exploration of industrial chain integrated innovation  Revolutionary exploration of industrial chain integrated innovation

      Manufacturing is the key to the real economy, and the core of manufacturing is innovation
    .
    To master key core technologies, we must rely on self-reliance and struggle through independent innovation

    .
    Only innovation can be self-reliant and strive for the first place

    .

      The tire industry is not only a typical manufacturing industry, but also a capital-intensive, labor-intensive, and technology-intensive industry
    .
    Liquid gold tires are a typical example of self-reliance and independent innovation

    .
    The key raw material for its application-the new rubber material called "liquid gold" by the world rubber industry is a story of exploration in no man's land

    .
    The courage to apply the world's first technologies and materials is the best interpretation of innovation in the tire processing and manufacturing industry

    .

      The liquid gold material first appeared in front of rubber people around the world at an academic event in 2016
    .
    In March 2016, the industry authoritative magazine "Tire Technology International" ("International Tire Technology") carried out a cover report on this world's first "chemical compounding" technology, and praised this breakthrough with "liquid gold" In the cover story of the magazine, “this technology can help China’s tire industry achieve leapfrog development and reach the international leading level”

    .

      In fact, prior to this, in 2013, the Yiweiyi Rubber Research Institute, a research and development institution under the National Rubber and Tire Engineering Technology Research Center (hereinafter referred to as "National Rubber Center"), had successfully developed chemical rubber mixing technology.
    The material prepared by the process is the liquid gold material

    .

      Some international authoritative experts said that to manufacture top-grade tires with high grade and low carbon dioxide emissions stipulated by the European labeling law, modified solution polymerized styrene butadiene rubber must be used
    .
    The lack of innovative modified solution polymerized styrene butadiene rubber is an important reason why the quality of ordinary tires is difficult to meet this requirement

    .
    Liquid gold material has built a bridge to meet the highest requirements of European labelling laws

    .

    The tires produced by Sailun roll off the production line

    The tires produced by Sailun roll off the production line

      This process of fully and uniformly mixing rubber, reinforcing materials, and additives under continuous liquid phase conditions not only fills the technical gap at home and abroad, but also subverts the traditional wear theory
    .
    This process technology is also known by the industry as the fourth milestone original innovation technology in the rubber tire field after pneumatic tires, radial tires, and green tires

    .

      As the first large-scale industrial chain integration innovation project in the history of the international rubber industry, the engineering development path of liquid gold materials is extremely complex
    .
    Exploring and struggling in no man’s land, under the guidance of solid basic theories and engineering system thinking and industrialization goals, in the integration and innovation of the industrial chain, team members carry on themselves with unimaginable perseverance and perseverance.
    Break through

    .

      It is in this pursuit of original innovation that the world's first green technology of chemical rubber refining was born, achieving a breakthrough from zero to one
    .
    It is the first time to directly observe the influence of polymer-reinforcing material interaction on the mechanical properties of rubber, which is its solid theoretical scientific basis

    .
    In 2018, the world's first 10,000-ton chemical rubber refining production line was completed, and the entire process was opened at one time.
    It was a breakthrough from technological invention to industrialization

    .
    Also in 2018, Sailun Group's liquid gold tires officially rolled off the assembly line, which was a breakthrough in its industrial application

    .

      From theory to materials, to tire products that people cannot live without, the original innovation of the rubber industry chain that has been sharpened for ten years has finally come to fruition
    .
    The development of new synthetic rubber liquid phase mixing technology and its application in green tires jointly completed by Yiweiyi Rubber Research Institute, Yikai New Materials Co.
    , Ltd.
    and Sailun Group have not only solved the tire rolling resistance that has plagued the industry for many years, The problem of the "devil's triangle", which is difficult to balance the anti-slip performance and abrasion resistance, has also realized the greening of all links from raw materials, processing technology, material application to product use, and has obtained 34 authorized invention patents at home and abroad

    .
    This major scientific and technological achievement that provides new materials and new methods for the transformation and upgrading and high-quality development of China's rubber tire industry has won the first prize of the 2020 China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation Science and Technology Award for Technology Invention

    .

    Sailun liquid gold tire road test site

    Sailun liquid gold tire road test site

      Innovation in emission reduction throughout the life cycle

     Innovations to reduce emissions throughout the life cycle   Innovations to reduce emissions throughout the life cycle

      "Carbon peaking and carbon neutrality" is China's solemn commitment to the world, and it is also an important strategy in the overall layout of the country's ecological civilization construction
    .
    To achieve the "dual carbon" goal, substantial and disruptive technological innovation is required, and these innovative technologies need to be applied to high-end manufacturing

    .
    In the process of helping to achieve the "dual carbon" goal, liquid gold material is such a disruptive innovation

    .

      In the selection of tire raw materials, liquid gold tires use non-fossil silica/quartz sand prepared by the world’s original carbon dioxide process of China National Rubber Center instead of carbon black prepared from fossil fuels as rubber reinforcement materials.
    On average, 1 car tire can be used.
    Reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 8 kg.
    One truck tire can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 36 kg.
    At the same time, the liquid gold material prepared by the "green integration" process is compared with synthetic rubber prepared by the traditional process, which simplifies drying, molding, packaging, etc.
    Energy consumption can also be greatly reduced during the treatment process

    .

      In the tire manufacturing stage, replacing the traditional “physical rubber compounding” process with the world’s first “chemical rubber compounding” technology allows the synthetic rubber plant to retain only the polymerization process and the tire plant to dispense with the internal mixing process.
    The traditional process is reduced by about 60%; while improving the dispersion of reinforcing materials, it greatly reduces the energy consumption of the rubber compounding process.
    The average energy consumption for producing 1 car tire can be reduced by 36.
    1%, and the production of 1 truck tire Energy consumption can be reduced by 37.
    2%

    .

    Sailun won the first prize of technology invention in 2020 China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation Science and Technology Award

    Sailun won the first prize of technology invention in 2020 China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation Science and Technology Award

      In the tire use process, on the one hand, the rolling resistance of liquid gold tires is greatly reduced, which can greatly reduce the fuel consumption of the car during driving, and at the same time can greatly reduce the carbon dioxide emissions
    .
    A car with liquid gold tires travels 150,000 kilometers, which can save about 810 liters of fuel and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 2 tons, which is 6.
    8% lower than that of traditional green tires

    .
    A heavy truck using liquid gold tires, based on 22 tires, travels 400,000 kilometers, which can save about 24,600 liters of fuel and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 65.
    48 tons compared with ordinary tires (rolling resistance class D) commonly used in the market

    .
    China’s sales of passenger car tires in 2020 will be 250 million.
    Based on an average mileage of 150,000 kilometers per tire, if all liquid gold materials can be used, it will save 74.
    7 billion liters of fuel (approximately 5.
    27 West Lakes) and reduce emissions.
    187 million tons of carbon dioxide

    .
    If China’s domestic sales of truck tires in 2020 are more than 80 million, and the average mileage per tire is 400,000 kilometers, if all liquid gold materials can be used, it can save 89.
    5 billion liters of fuel (approximately 6.
    31 West Lake) and reduce emissions.
    238 million tons of carbon dioxide

    .

      On the other hand, liquid gold tires have excellent wear resistance, which can not only reduce the emission of fine particles into the atmosphere, but also effectively reduce the production of waste tires and alleviate the problem of "black pollution"
    .
    Because of the improvement in wear resistance, liquid gold tires can be described as one tire can be used for two purposes, which means that the consumption of raw materials and energy consumption is reduced by more than 50%

    .
    At the same time, a liquid gold truck tire can travel 400,000 kilometers.
    If calculated according to two refurbishments, it means that the mileage can be extended to 1 million kilometers, which greatly saves resources and energy

    .

      In the entire life cycle from raw material selection, manufacturing, product use to recycling, liquid gold tires have greater advantages in energy saving and emission reduction than traditional tires, and will become a leader in technological innovation in the rubber industry and help the country achieve "dual carbon "The important engine of the goal
    .

      A new tire industry revolution is coming
    .

      (Picture provided by the company)

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