Goodyear Dunlop have already started preparing for new EU compound labelling regulations set to be introduced later this year – by testing over 2,000 of its tyres to ensure they meet the required standards.
In total, these examinations cover some 70 different Goodyear compounds with 50 tyre types from the Dunlop range also undergoing the trial. The measures are being taken in a bid to make sure the compounds adhere to the new grading rules set to be introduced on November 1st of this year.
Speaking to Tyrepress, Xavier Fraipont, director of technology within consumer tyres at the firm, said: "We took the grading of all our tyres in relation to the new regulation very seriously.
"In total some 100 engineers and operators were put on the job, as you can imagine, with 1,200 tyres to test, we needed the manpower”.
Goodyear Dunlop are also launching new information campaigns via its customer facing marketing materials and website in the hope of providing a clear overview on the changes set to be introduced.
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