2 millionth ContiSeal tyre produced in Portugal
The 2 millionth ContiSeal tyre produced at the firm’s manufacturing plant in Lousado, Portugal rolled off the production this month. The 235/45 ZR 17 dimension tyre will be mounted on a Volkswagen Passat as original equipment, according to the company. Continental has been manufacturing car tyres with ContiSeal technology since 2008.
These tyres feature a viscous layer mounted on the inside of the tread. In the event of foreign object tread penetration, this layer acts as a barrier and any holes made offending nails and screws are immediately closed. Even holes that are caused by objects up to five millimetres in diameter can be closed, meaning around 85 per cent of flat-tyres can be avoided.