On the plus side, radials are lighter than bias-ply
tires, weighing about 20 percent less.
The researchers currently have developed four programs, two each for bias-ply
and radial-ply tires.
The company's bias-ply
tires dominate NASCAR's All-Pro circuit, which includes stops at such tracks as Louisville Motor Speedway and the Winchester Speedway in Indiana.
Only the treads of bias-ply
tires can go into mats.
During the 1970s, the industry was revolutionized when bias-ply
tires were replaced by radial-ply tires.
And for that reason, bias-ply
tires are used on certain routes.
These improve mileage by 3% to 7% compared to conventional bias-ply
CTP manufactures and distributes bias-ply
and radial tyres, stamped and roll-formed steel wheels and tyre and wheel assemblies to non-automotive customers, and power transmission belts and related components to industrial customers globally.
The target, which makes bias-ply
and radial tyres, stamped and roll-formed steel wheels and tyre and wheel assemblies for non-automotive clients, as well as power transmission belts and related components for industrial clients, is viewed as a non-core operation, the vendora[euro](tm)s CEO David Roberts said.
tire value proposition shows a price advantage in favor of the bias-ply
, sources say.