The Japanese company Omikenshi, which specializes in synthetic and natural fibers, has developed a new, environmentally friendly material that halves the cost of car tires with Run-Flat technology. Besides, this material allows for reducing harmful emissions during the production of tires by almost 50%.
Rubber manufacturer Zeon and Shinshu University were involved in the development of the new material. According to the developers, it will be a worthy alternative to cellulose fiber and will form the basis of the tire frame with mobility technology after the damage. The material will go on sale in 2021.
Note that recently Run-Flat tires are becoming increasingly popular among motorists, which is not surprising because they allow you to drive a few tens of kilometers, even with severe damage. You do not have to call a tow truck with such tires, but you can get to the nearest tire shop on your own. Also, with Run-Flat, you do not need to carry a spare wheel, which takes up a lot of space in the trunk.