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New Rubber Compound by ARLANXEO for Self-sealing Tires in Moving Car

Published on 2018-02-23. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Automotive    

Rubber for Self-sealing Tires
Rubber for Self-sealing Tires
ARLANXEO has developed a rubber compound that can be used in the future to seal tires. This solution for so-called self-sealing tires replaces the spare wheel and also presents an alternative to a repair kit or run-flat tire. An appropriate rubber compound from ARLANXEO, which is applied on the interior of the vehicle tire, enables holes occurring in the tire to be automatically sealed, so the driver can continue driving.

New Rubber for Modern, Future-oriented Mobility

Frank Lückgen, Global Marketing Director Tire in the Business Unit Tire & Specialty Rubbers (BU TSR) at ARLANXEO, explained:
“With our development, we are giving an important impulse for the mobility of tomorrow. As a spare tire and the corresponding tools are no longer required, the weight of the vehicle and subsequently also its energy consumption are further reduced. In the case of electric vehicles, this can result in a longer range, for example.”

The compound developed by ARLANXEO is applied on the interior of the tire. If, for example, a nail or other sharp object causes a hole in a tire, the rubber compound can seal the defect automatically. The tire is sealed immediately, regardless of the location and environment, while the car is moving.

Optimal Sealing in Any Climate Zone

Rubber for Future-oriented Mobility
Matthias Gotta, Head of Global Sales and Marketing in BU TSR, said:
“To ensure that our compound can guarantee optimal sealing in any climate zone regardless of the speed a vehicle is traveling, we are currently carrying out further tests under extreme conditions following successful laboratory tests. Even in the case of strongly fluctuating external temperatures, the tires should be sealed in the same quality.”

ARLANXEO conducts the corresponding tests with various partners under real-life conditions. Once the tests have been successfully completed, the compound will be launched on the market in the course of 2018.

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