Continental Introduces ‘Extreme Duty’ Poly-V Belt for North American HD Aftermarket

  • Up to four times longer wear than the original belt
  • Advanced polymers resist cracking, heat build-up, cord adhesion and increase cord support
  • OE polyester low-elongation cord assures uniform performance

LAS VEGAS --  Jan. 23, 2017 – Continental, a leading worldwide manufacturer of automotive and heavy-duty aftermarket products for a variety of applications, has introduced the new Extreme Duty Poly-V belt for the North American heavy-duty aftermarket.

“This belt will be offered in 90 new parts numbers designed for the class 6-8 heavy-duty trucks in the aftermarket,” said Tom Lee, Continental’s marketing manager for North American aftermarket products. “Currently we are offering the belts in 8, 10 and 12-ribbed profiles, packaged in a new sleeve design.”

The Extreme Duty Poly-V straight-ribbed belt performs better under higher underhood temperatures, thereby resulting in lower emission standards, and comes with a 100,000-mile guarantee.  “This belt has four times the flex life of previous belts.  We wanted to see how it would perform with heat that was 20 percent higher than what is mandated by the SAE standards,” said Lee. “The test was conducted in an extreme heat environment to simulate an engine with a number of accessories and low air circulation. With advanced EPDM polymers, the Extreme Poly-V belt meets higher performance standards.”

The belts will be offered through Continentals normal North American distribution channels. For additional information go to (tablet and phone-friendly site).

About Continental
Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provide sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2014, the corporation generated sales of approximately €34.5 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tire, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs more than 205,000 people in 53 countries.

The ContiTech division is one of the world's leading suppliers of technical elastomer products and is a specialist in plastics technology. It develops and produces functional parts, components, and systems for machine and plant engineering, mining, the automotive industry, and other important industries. Together with U.S. company Veyance Technologies Inc., which was acquired at the beginning of 2015, ContiTech generated sales of approximately €5.4 billion (pro forma basis) in 2014 and currently employs approximately 43,000 people in 43 countries worldwide.

Contact for Media

North America:
Anthony DiGiacobbe
Marketing Communications Director
ContiTech NAFTA, Industry
703 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd.
Fairlawn, OH 44333
Phone: (330) 664-7124
Mobile: (330) 646-3807

North America:
Henry J. Inman
Communications Consultant
ContiTech NAFTA
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Phone: (330)-571-7727

Antje Lewe
Head of Media & Public Relations
ContiTech AG
Phone: +49 511 938-1304

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