ERJ staff report (DS)
Beijing - China's Rubber Industry Association (CRIA) has announced an official program to develop â€Green Tiresâ€ and tyre labels. It will have a voluntary scheme within five years, which will be followed by a mandatory scheme, according to Lanxess.
The plan calls for half of China's tyre makers to be capable of producing a fuel-efficient tyre by the end of the current 5-year plan, that is the year of 2015, and for 25 percent of passenger vehicle tire production to be â€Green Tyresâ€ by the same date.
According to the CRIA, it indicates that the â€Green Tireâ€ development plan in China is to first introduce a voluntary scheme, followed by a mandatory scheme, following the model of Korea, but using limits and categories defined by the EU.
ERJ reported CRIA's announcement of this policy on 12 April, but the Lanxess report adds more detail.
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Press release from Lanxess
original News story from CRIA (Chinese language)
Above story auto-translated (from Chinese language)