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Cooper Tire Strengthens RoadCommercial Tire Line with New Sizes

United States based Cooper Tire expands its Roadmaster commercial tire range

United States: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has enlarged its Roadmaster RM272 commercial tire line with addition of two new tire sizes. The new tires sizes 295/75R22.5 and 11R22.5 are specifically designed to withstand demands of drop-deck trailers.

"Tires in this application are arguably the most abused of any in the trucking industry, and we designed the RM272 to withstand this harsh punishment,", said Gary Schroeder, director of Cooper's truck and bus tire business, he further added, "We looked at a variety of tread profiles that could minimize the load on the shoulder rib and worked toward a design that distributed the load more evenly across the entire footprint so that the shoulder takes on less of the lateral forces."

Furthermore, the new tires are specially designed to be protected from irregular damages which are caused by curbing. As per the company, the new tire features a slightly rounded tread footprint and a four-belt steel casing coupled with a reinforced shoulder to help the tire tolerate extreme side forces. The tread compound of the new range of tires has been redesigned to offer optimum balance between maximum wear and side force resistances.

As per TechSci Research, the introduction of new tire sizes is anticipated to assist the company in catering the growing tire demand of commercial vehicle tires in the region. Loaded with several performance benefits in the new tire sizes, the company is expected to tap its customers in a better way with their product offerings in the country.

According to a recent report published by TechSci Research, United States Tire Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2021’’, United States has one of the largest automotive tire market, and also the second largest automobile market across the globe. A slow increase in the market was witnessed during 2012, which was neglected due to increment in the sales of automobiles during 2013-2015. Increasing automobile sales paired with increasing vehicle fleet are expected to drive the country’s tire industry through 2021. Moreover, growth in the country’s tire industry is backed by increasing sales volume of different vehicle segments, which is resulting in expansion of replacement automotive fleet in the US.

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