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tire construction | rubber compounding | construction components | tire casing | belt system
tread | sidewall | innerliner | bead | passenger tire vs. light truck tire construction
Although rubber is the main material used for making tires there are a number of other materials used as well. These materials are combined with rubber compounds in the different components that make up the tire's construction.
Rubber compounding is like mixing a cake recipe.
The belt system's main function is to provide stability to the tread area of the tire, which contributes to wear, handling and traction. The belt system must also work in unison with the tire's sidewall and tread to achieve traction and cornering capabilities.
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Ed, Tom, and Bill Hogan
North Beverly, MA