On May 27th, a great news came from Ningxia Shenzhou Tire Co., Ltd. The domestically produced large aircraft radial tires were officially launched. This move is expected to break through the monopoly of foreign technology and boost the overall confidence of the national tire industry.
Luo Zhonglin, deputy general manager of Ningxia Shenzhou, said that our products have been tested successfully from appearance to air bubbles. We are fully confident and capable of loading our aerial tires on domestic aircraft.
The company's engineer Zhao Rui added that our production line is currently more advanced in China, and the processes, materials and testing methods used are at the leading level.
In addition, the new off-line tires use a new high-strength cord for the carcass, which not only ensures the sufficient strength of the carcass, but also reduces the weight of the tire, so as to ensure the safety of the aircraft.
Some industry insiders pointed out that the domestic large-scale aircraft are all equipped with radial tires. The products are demanding in terms of process and manufacturing technology. Only a few companies in the world have mastered the core technologies of design and manufacturing. The domestic large-scale passenger aircraft tires basically rely on imports.
"China Rubber" learned that in August 2018, Ningxia Shenzhou actively responded to China's manufacturing 2025, and strived to break the foreign technical barriers and officially launched the domestic large-scale aircraft radial tire tire research and development project.
The company has established an aviation tire R&D team in conjunction with Zhejiang University and other well-known institutions. After painstaking research and development, the first aviation tire tire has been officially launched, and more than a year of efforts have finally blossomed.
The Ningxia Shenzhou Tire Phase I project currently has an annual production capacity of 2.4 million sets of tires. The actual product range covers light trucks, load, inner and inner, ordinary sections and wide-base tires. It has become one of the best tire production bases in the Northwest.
The company is currently preparing to build a new production base with an annual output of 2.4 million sets of all-steel radial tires, 100,000 tons of steel cords and 80,000 tons of carbon black, and plans to build a tire and rubber production and processing industrial park in Thailand, determined to become China and even A competitive tire company in the world.