Post Updated 2nd Jan 2014

Tyres companies looking for new materials

All the major tyre companies across the Globe are looking for new ways of making their products more environmentally friendly. Goodyear tyres are using soybean oil to try and reduce the amount of carbon oil used and is said to improve the quality of the rubber mix. We all know that one day we will run out of oil and i guess that these companies will have to start somewhere.Toyo tyres are said to be using ground up walnut shells to improve their winter tyre products and give better grip in snow and ice, in my opinion i think they are nuts ? but hey they have to try everything new.

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“Goodyear researchers have found that using soybean oil in the manufacturing process can extend the tread life of tires and significantly reduce the amount of petroleum required, “up to seven million gallons each year” for the company as a whole. Adding soy to rubber compounds in tire production, the company says, has proven to improve the mixing process, and creates a better rubber compound.”http://green.autoblog.com/2012/08/12/goodyear-turning-to-soy-to-make-longer-lasting-tires/

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.

 

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