Bridgestone unveils airless tire concept

Article by Christian A., on December 9, 2011

Bridgestone developed an airless concept tire that is a practical and greener alternative to conventional tires. In accordance with its Environmental Mission Statement to contribute to a more sustainable society, Bridgestone is working on projects such as the non-pneumatic tire that will help nurture a healthier environment for the present and future generations. Compared to the conventional tires, non-pneumatic tires have less impact on the environment but in the past, these concept tires were not viable to produce for the mass market.

Bridgestone built this technology with the goal of being implemented. The tires have a unique structure of spokes extending along the inner sides of the tires to support the vehicle’s weight. This means that it won’t be necessary to periodically refill the tires with air. As a result, less maintenance is required. Drivers would never have to worry about punctures ever again.

It also helps that the spoke structure within the tire is built from reusable thermoplastic resin*1. This material as well as the rubber in the tread portion is 100% recyclable. This ensures that the tires establish a new standard when it comes to safety, environmental friendliness, and comfort.

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