ShengdaTech, a manufacturer of nano precipitated calcium carbonate and a major manufacturer of coal-based chemical products in Tai'an City, Shandong Province, has announced that it has successfully completed product testing for use of NPCC by a major Chinese tire manufacture.
As a result, the Chinese tire manufacturer has issued a purchase order to ShengdaTech to fulfill ongoing tire production needs.
The customer is based in Shandong Province and is one of the top ten tire manufacturers in China with an approximate market share of 7%. As the largest NPCC supplier to the tire industry in China, ShengdaTech's proprietary method of producing NPCC using an advanced membrane-dispersion technology ensures its superior product quality. According to ShendaTech use of the company's NPCC product provides approximately 10% to 20% overall improvement in the tire's performance, measured by increased traction wave resistance, tear resistance, brake elongation, tensile strength and aging resistance. In addition to improved performance, the use of NPCC reduces the overall tire manufacturing cost by about 3%.
Xiangzhi Chen, president and CEO of ShengdaTech, commented that with the addition of this new customer, they are supplying their NPCC product to three of China's top ten tire manufacturers.