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Continental Port Tire Gets New Name, Applications

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Continental AG has changed the name of its StraddleMaster+ port tire to TerminalMaster V.ply., which reflects an application expansion for the product.

Up until now, port straddle carriers were the tire's main application. Continental now recommends the product for use at airports "and for heavy-duty transport in the industrial sector," according to company officials.

The tiremaker's V.ply technology integrates "a weave pattern of different cords at specific angles. The carcass of a V.ply tire consists of up to 20 layers of diagonal fibers embedded in three wire cores. Since steel cord does not allow an optimal bond between carcass and rubber shell, V.ply technology uses a high-strength polymer."

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