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ROSAVA company classified its tires in accordance with new European labeling system

03.12.2012

Tires, produced by ROSAVA company, this season are presented in the market with new euro labels, which include compulsory information about key characteristics of tires. Such demands were brought forward by the European Union to all tire manufacturers. According to the EU Directive 1222/2009, passenger, commercial and truck tires sold in Europe from  November 1, 2012 must have a new additional labeling.

Tires of these groups, produced by ROSAVA company, passed certification tests as for  gripping of tire with a wet road at test site Skoda TUV SUD, (Czech Republic). The tests for noise level were conducted at test site of VIPOTEST (Slovakia). The tests for rolling resistance  were carried out in an accredited laboratory of the IGTT Institute (Czech Republic). The test results correspond to the requiments and standards of the EU according to the compulsory labeling of tires and once again confirmed  new quality level of product, - mentioned Vadym Tatus, the Chairman of the Board - General Director of PJSC ROSAVA. «Some of our latest models,  tires for commercial vehicles, winter tire LTW-301 and all-season tire LTA-401 were classified for gripping with a wet road as «B», on the rolling resistance as «F», for noise level  as 74 dB class 2 and 71 dB class 2 winter and all-season accordingly. These are very good results in accordance with the regulations».


It is important to mentioned that this innovation obliges tire manufacturers to mark in a lable three important characteristics of tires: rolling resistance (fuel consumption), gripping on wet road and noise level. «According to the EU Derictive 1222/2009, class of tires is determined on the test results. The classification of rolling resistance and gripping on wet road are shown on a label by latin letters from «А» to «G». Each letter corresponds to a special characteristic. For gripping on wet road, the higher is value of gripping, the better is its characteristic. For rolling resistance, the lower is value, the better is characteristic - said Viacheslav Sahno, the Head of Engineering and Design Department,  PJSC ROSAVA. 


Noise level is  marked with figures, for example, 72 dB, while class is shown with brackets/arcs)). Quantity of brackets/arcs corresponds to high or low noise level. One arc refers to the first class, two arcs refer to the second class and three arcs refer to the third class. To classify tires there are some designed parameters and standards for each group of tires (passenger tires, light-truck tires, truck tires) in accordance with their size and season.  For example, for passenger tires with section width up to 185, maximum noise level is 71 dB for summer tires and 72 dB for winter tires. For the same group of tires, but with larger section width, up to 245, the parameters as for noise level are up to 72 dB for summer tires and up to 73 dB for winter tires». 

   

The tested Rosava tires got good results. A new winter tire SNOWGARD showed good results and got «С» class in gripping on wet road; 70,5 dB class 2 in noise level; «F» in rolling resistence. 

Besides,  tires Premiorri Solazo (summer tire) and Premiorri ViaMaggiore (winter tire) produced within the frame of off-take projects, demonstrated good results. They have the following classification: gripping on wet road - «В» for summer tire and «С» for winter tire; noise level - 71 dB class 2 for each tire, rolling resistence - «E» for summer tire and «F» for winter tire.


According to Vadim Tatus, new labeling standarts will better inform consumers about main tire characteristics which are related to traffic safety, fuel consumption, environment pollution and the level of comfort. Car owners will be able to choose tires on their own according to the main indicators which they can see on lables. This innovation will simplify the task of the sales stuff in terms of tire selection for a customer and encourage manufacturers to produce higher quality product.