New Falken UHP rubber developed using SRI’s 4D nano tech

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Falken has unveiled its new UHP tire, the Azenis FK510. Engineers used SRI’s 4D nano design technology to develop a groundbreaking compound that provides high levels of grip and maximizes the tire’s wear resistance.

The tire’s tread features a higher negative tread ratio combined with high volume circumferential grooves and rounded shoulder contours. Numerous blade sipes optimize the footprint in cornering and cut through the water film on the road surface more effectively.

The tread pattern meanwhile, ensures consistent pressure distribution throughout the tire’s footprint for enhanced braking performance, directional stability and driving dynamics.

The longitudinal grooves and enhanced sidewall flexibility of the Azenis FK510 provide a balanced response, particularly in cornering and load changes. As well as improving driving comfort, these features shorten braking distances and increase smoothness.

March 10, 2016

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