Synthetic elastomer manufacturer Arlanxeo has developed a rubber compound for use in self-sealing tyres. Tests are now being peformed on the compound with a number of partners, and Arlanxeo says that following the conclusion of this testing the compound will be launched on the market later this year.
Arlanxeo, a global manufacturer of synthetic elastomers, has developed a rubber compound that can be used in the future to seal tyres. This solution for so-called self-sealing tyres replaces the spare wheel and also presents an alternative to a repair kit or run-flat tyre. An appropriate rubber compound from Arlanxeo, which is applied on the interior of the vehicle tyre, enables holes occurring in the tyre to be automatically sealed, so the driver can continue driving.