Tag: self-sealing tyre

Yokohama Rubber offers show visitors glimpse into tyre future

Yokohama Rubber offers show visitors glimpse into tyre future

16th October 2019 | 0 Comments

A window into the future of tyres, Yokohama-style, awaits visitors to the Tokyo Motor Show. The Yokohama Rubber stand will feature a “future technologies corner”, at which Yokohama will introduce its CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared & Services) technologies.

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Continental plant reaches ContiSeal milestone

Continental plant reaches ContiSeal milestone

31st July 2019 | 0 Comments

As of this month, 15 million tyres featuring ContiSeal self-sealing technology have been produced at the Continental factory in Lousado, Portugal. The 15 millionth tyre, a size 255/45 R 19 ContiSportContact 5 SUV destined for original equipment fitment on a Volkswagen, was produced on 23 July and gave cause for a minor celebration at the plant.

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‘Hybrid’ rubber offers hope of self-healing tyres

‘Hybrid’ rubber offers hope of self-healing tyres

24th August 2017 | 0 Comments

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) encourages us to “imagine a tyre that could heal after being punctured,” and a team from the school has done more than just imagine – according to SEAS, its researchers have “developed a new type of rubber that is as tough as natural rubber but can also self-heal.”

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Doublestar launches Crossleader self-seal tyre

19th December 2016 | 0 Comments

Qingdao, China-based Doublestar Tire recently announced that it has launched an aramid-reinforced puncture-sealing passenger car tyre under the Crossleader brand.

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Sealguard now available for Hankook winter tyres

Sealguard now available for Hankook winter tyres

3rd November 2016 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire reports that its Sealguard anti-puncture technology is now being applied to its winter tyres. For the upcoming season, certain original equipment fitments – the Volkswagen Passat and Touran are two models Hankook specifically names – will receive i*cept evo tyres containing the sealing material, which can seal tread punctures up to 5mm in diameter.

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IAA launch for Kumho electric vehicle tyre, self-seal on display

IAA launch for Kumho electric vehicle tyre, self-seal on display

14th September 2015 | 0 Comments

Kumho Tire has chosen the IAA motor show in Frankfurt as the launch venue for several new products, including the company’s self-sealing tyres and tyres for electric vehicles.

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Pirelli targeting UK’s growing urban commuter car parc with all-season product

Pirelli targeting UK’s growing urban commuter car parc with all-season product

4th August 2015 | 0 Comments

Launched internationally in Sicily at the beginning of 2015, Pirelli hosted a local UK market event to mark the introduction of its Cinturato All Season tyre at the Tamworth Snowdome. Closed to the public, the Snowdome’s indoor ski slope provided an excellent illustration of the increased mobility offered by the tyre; it allowed the demonstration Vauxhall Astra to ascend the steep inclines, which were rendered completely unmanageable when equipped with summer tyres. Meanwhile, Pirelli used warm outside conditions to demonstrate the tyre in dry and wet manoeuvres, particularly emphasising safety with a wet brake and swerve workshop.

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Pirelli Seal Inside tyres perform well in endurance test

Pirelli Seal Inside tyres perform well in endurance test

1st July 2015 | 1 Comment

An endurance test carried out by Italian motoring magazine Quattroruote has placed the effectiveness of Pirelli’s ‘Seal Inside’ technology under the magnifying glass. A vehicle fitted with set of tyres featuring the self-sealing material, one containing a 4mm thick nail and a self-tapping screw, was driven at speed for several hours. At the end of the test, the evaluation team detected only a very slight loss in air pressure.

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Michelin to launch ‘Selfseal’ tyres next year

Michelin to launch ‘Selfseal’ tyres next year

18th November 2014 | 1 Comment

Amongst the innovations presented at this month’s Michelin Challenge Bibendum was the tyre maker’s ‘Selfseal technology’, and Michelin says we’ll be seeing this in series production tyres before too long. Selfseal utilises a rubber compound that immediately plugs any holes in the tread. According to Michelin, tyres featuring Selfseal technology will be market-ready from 2015, with options available for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.

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Then there were four – staying mobile minus the spare

Then there were four – staying mobile minus the spare

4th March 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’ve needed to change a tyre lately, you may have been confronted by a space saver in the boot – or no spare tyre at all. Pressure to reduce vehicle weight, combined with increasing tyre reliability and a growing reluctance (or inability) amongst motorists to actually change a flat tyre, has seen the number of new cars equipped with a full-size spare fall dramatically in the past few years. Previewing a new market research report during last month’s Tire Technology Expo conference, Notch Consulting Inc president Paul Ita noted that while 68 per cent of cars produced in 2008 came with full-size spares, this number had slid to 48 per cent four years later, and he projects that by 2017 only 41 per cent of new cars will still be sold with a full-size spare.

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Kumho introduces self-sealing technology

Kumho introduces self-sealing technology

3rd January 2014 | 0 Comments

On 2 January, Kumho Tire announced the domestic market launch of its first self-sealing tyre. The company’s ‘K-Seal’ technology has been introduced on the Kumho Majesty Solus range and is available in three sizes – 275/40ZR19 XL 105W, 245/45ZR19 XL 102W and 235/45ZR17 XL 97W. These tyres are capable of self-sealing tread punctures of up to five millimetres in diameter.

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Goodyear DuraSeal Technology Wins ‘Nifty Fifty’ Award

22nd December 2008 | 0 Comments

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.

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