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Nankang ECO-2 Won 2013 AMPA Innovation Awards

The Innovation Awards is a highlight in the annual TAIPEI AMPA(Taipei International Auto Parts & Accessories Show), occupies a major status as trade fair in the auto parts & automotive components industry.

Nankang ECO-2 was awarded 2013 AMPA Innovation Awards for achieving increased fuel saving with excellent grip. ECO-2 features “compact” design by minimizing its cross-section width and narrowing down its tread. Such kind of design roughly reduces 5~8% material usage; in addition, lessens drag coefficient in aerodynamics.

ECO-2 takes advantage of Filler Compound with its high rigidity to increase bead rigidity and decrease tire failure resulting from energy transformation caused by tire deformation. By using advanced synthetic rubber, CAP compound integrates large amount of silica of high dispersibility with special binder to combine rubber and silica. Slilca can hinder rubber molecules inside tire from squirming and rubbing, immensely decreasing tire heat and rolling resistance by 10% when driving; as a result, save more fuel tire uses and reach the goal of carbon reduction.

Tested by RDW organization, ECO-2 complies with noise and wet grip standards for selling in EU regulations. At the end of 2011, Nankang also actively purchased German rolling resistance testing machine and passed TÜV Rhine and TÜV SÜD certificates. Test result of the machine proves that ECO-2 reaches C-class in EU regulations and Standard A-class in Japanese energy-saving label.

The 29th TAIPEI AMPA from April 10th to 13th attracted 1,100 exhibitors (growing 4.7%) to set up 3,030 booths (growing 6.7%) and 6,500 international buyers to Taiwan for procurement and consequently bring in over US$1.3 billion million of business opportunity. TAIPEI AMPA was said to be the most professional auto exhibition offering the most efficient business matching.

The jury of AMPA Innovation Awards bases on four criteria: Innovation (40% of score), Energy Efficiency (20%), Safety (20%), and Marketability (20%), with products already honored by major international design awards gaining extra advantage.

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