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Hankook Tire Showcases Three New Tires at 2019 MATS Show

2019. 03. 29

LOUISVILLE, Ky., (March 27, 2019)Hankook Tire is presenting three new offerings in their truck and bus radial [TBR] tire lineup at the Mid-America Trucking Show [MATS], the biggest heavy truck show of the year. The three new products to be on display are the SmartFlex DL15, e3 MAX DL21, and e3 WiDE TL21, equipped with the latest Hankook Tire innovation to bring better performance and safety to Hankook’s TBR customers.


MATS attendees will be able to see these recent innovations up close at the Hankook booth and interactive exhibit, offering customers and attendees alike a first-hand look at the newly launched Smartec TBR technology on the SmartFlex DL15. Smartec is Hankook Tire’s latest innovation in the TBR manufacturing process featuring an integrated package of the five main tire performance factors of safety, mileage, anti-chip and cut, retreadability, and traction.


“We are always looking for ways to improve our TBR products to give our customers the best tire for their individualized needs,” said Rob Williams, Senior Director of TBR Sales, Hankook Tire America. “These three new tires represent the latest from our innovation team bringing not only a more dynamic TBR portfolio, but products that will go the distance for those who depend on them every day.”


The SmartFlex DL15 features exciting new technologies such as the patented self-regenerating siping system that turns out during progressive predictive wear in a three stage system providing better traction as part of its all-season lifetime. The SmartFlex DL15 is a long and regional haul drive tire with improved fuel economy performance thanks to its updated central rib and semi block tread pattern.


The e3 WiDE TL21 is a trailer position tire designed for high-mileage applications and touts Hankook Tire’s new Spiral-Coil technology providing a stabilized footprint and strong casing durability throughout the life of the tire. Thanks to an optimized bead profile, the e3 WiDE TL21 makes extending the lifetime of the tire via retreading far superior to class competitors.


Advance rubber technology and a closed shoulder tread design helps the e3 MAX DL21 achieve superior fuel efficiency as a long haul drive tire. Heel and Toe Stopper design formulated by the Hankook Tire team helps strengthen overall block rigidity while minimizing irregular wear of the tire over its lifetime.


For those attending MATS, stop by the Hankook booth #22125. All three products are also available on Hankook Tire’s website and can be accessed at http://www.hankooktire.com/us/truck-bus/tires/all-tires.html.