New summer van tire designed using SRI’s 4D Nano Technology

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Falken has introduced the Linam VAN01, a summer tire for light trucks and vans, designed using SRI’s 4D Nano Technology. The new rubber is said to offer a 15% improvement in service life over the predecessor, enhanced safety and performance on wet and uneven road surfaces, and 16% better rolling resistance compared with the predecessor.

The optimized tread pattern, with large central sipes and a wide, flat profile, provides even pressure distribution throughout the footprint area. This boosts grip, improves braking performance and driving stability, and enhances wear life. The sidewalls incorporate optimally positioned reinforcements, which deliver additional durability and help to prevent damage from kerb contact and poor road surfaces.

The innovative new casing design ensures sidewall contours remain evenly circular, even at high
speeds. It also reduces vibration, enhancing driver comfort and ensuring smooth driving and
shorter braking distances.

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