Taraxagum – Continental unveils brand name for dandelion tyre rubber

24th September 2014 | 1 Comment
 
Taraxagum – Continental unveils brand name for dandelion tyre rubber
Nikolai Setzer introduces Taraxagum as the brand name Continental will use for products containing rubber sourced from the Russian dandelion

More than three years ago, Continental stated that rubber sourced from the Russian dandelion was of “great interest” to the company as a potential substitute for natural rubber in its tyres. It commenced a joint research project with the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology and reported a breakthrough late last year. Now, at Continental’s press conference at the start of the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Germany, Tire division head Nikolai Setzer has introduced the brand under which the company will market its dandelion rubber products.

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