Arlanxeo develops rubber compound for self-sealing tyres


ARLANXEO, a leading 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.

To ensure that the compound can guarantee optimal sealing in any climate zone regardless of the speed a vehicle is traveling, Arlanxeo are carrying out further tests under extreme conditions following successful laboratory tests. Even in the case of strongly fluctuating external temperatures, the tyres should be sealed in the same quality.