Goodyear DuraSeal Technology Wins ‘Nifty Fifty’ Award
Goodyear’s self-sealing commercial tyre technology has earned a “Nifty Fifty Award” for best new products in 2008. In its December issue, the US based publication Heavy Duty Trucking magazine selected the Goodyear Unisteel G316 LHT tyre with DuraSeal Technology for its Nifty Fifty Award, one of 50 new products selected on its “usefulness to the truck operator in terms of innovation, serviceability and performance.” Previously, Goodyear’s G395 steer tyre and early applications of DuraSeal – on the G287 and G288 tyres – were honoured with the Nifty Fifty recognition.
Joseph Copeland, vice president of Goodyear commercial tyre systems, said the company’s self-sealing tyre is focused on truck drivers working in tough environments, as well as lowering a trucking fleet’s overall cost of operations. “Certainly, we are very pleased with the recognition of the new application of DuraSeal. It is confirmation that this technology is delivering great performance and value for our customers.”
Citing the expansion of the self-sealing technology into a new commercial application, Heavy Duty Trucking editors wrote: “Already proven in mixed-service applications, such as logging, construction and mining, the technology uses a gel-like, solvent-free compound built into the inner liner of the tyre.”