From Tire Review
Bridgestone Corp. has revealed its second-generation air-free concept tire. The manufacturer said the new model features improved load-bearing capabilities, environmental design and driving performance. The tire is “one step closer to a viable, commercially available air-free tire,” Bridgestone stated.
The spokes of the tire made of thermoplastic resin stretch along the inner sides of the tires and support the weight of the vehicle. Along with the rubber in the tread portion, the materials used in the tires are recyclable, contributing to the efficient use of resources.
Further, by pursuing extremely low rolling resistance and contributing to reductions in CO2 emissions through use of proprietary technologies, Bridgestone believes it is possible to achieve even higher levels of environmental friendliness and safety, and is pursuing this technological development with the aim of achieving a “cradle to cradle” process that maximizes the cyclical use of resources from worn tires into new tires and the use of recyclable resources. (Tyres & Accessories)