BRIDGESTONE creates a TECHSYN system that combines chemically optimised synthetic rubber with tailormade silica, interacting at a molecular level, to give tyres unrivalled strength and environmental performance. The system reduces overall fuel consumption and CO2 emissions enhances tread mileage to extend a tyre’s designed life and cuts raw material consumption in the long term.
Each material found in TECHSYN was developed in parallel by the three companies to create a tyre technology platform that provides unrivalled performance. TECHSYN enables tyres to achieve up to 30 per cent better wear efficiency and rolling resistance that is reduced by up to six per cent, compared to other conventional Bridgestone EMIA4 summer products, without compromising any other performance areas. With the goal of ensuring less tyre wear material loss, the extra focus was placed on performance improvements in tyre wear throughout the development of TECHSYN.
As a result of these improvements, TECHSYN augments the sustainable performance of the tyres it is applied to by reducing overall fuel consumption and CO2 emissions and enhancing tread mileage.2 TECHSYN’s durability extends the designed lifespan of tyres made with it by up to 30 per cent3, to ultimately result in a tyre that needs to be changed less frequently and reduces the consumption of raw materials in the long-term.
As Bridgestone transforms to become a sustainable solutions company by 2050 – guided by its Sustainability Business Framework and a series of mid-long term sustainability-focused goals – the launch of TECHSYN, a solution created with the environment front of mind, marks a significant breakthrough on this journey.