ERJ staff report (LMH)
Leverkusen, Germany - Lanxess signed, 13 July, a letter of intent with the China Rubber Industry Association (CRIA) to move forward tyre labelling legislation in China. Both parties have agreed to cooperate closely on sharing knowledge and expertise in the development and implementation of tyre labelling in China.
Based on the agreement, Lanxess will support a delegation to visit European countries organised by the CRIA in September 2012. The purpose of this trip is to build an effective communication platform for Chinese tyre makers to understand the regulatory framework of tyre labelling in Europe and how it could be well implemented, Lanxess said in a 19 July news release.
The synthetic rubber producer says it will be proactively involved into the drafting process of the â€œRaw Material Guide for Green Tyre Industrialisationâ€ and participate in related and incidental meetings and exchanges led by the CRIA.
â€œLanxess believes in using its international experience, innovative technologies and principles of sustainable development to help meet the most serious challenges affecting green mobility in China,â€ commented Martin Kraemer, CEO of Lanxess Greater China.
According to the CRIA, the tyre labelling initiative in China 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 tyre production to be green tyresâ€ by the same date.
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Press release from Lanxess