During last November’s Michelin Challenge Bibendum event, the tyre maker announced its intention to begin production of ‘Selfseal’ tyres, which contain a polymer that immediately closes holes in the event of a puncture, during the course of this year. It appears these products will be manufactured at Michelin’s Bad Kreuznach factory in Germany; during an event at the site, plant manager Cyrille Beau confirmed the plant’s selection as a Selfseal production site.
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.