Goodyear tests tyres-Goodyears found a way to use rice husks, a natural waste material to be employed for several applications.
Goodyear tests tyres
Nothing new in the tyre world?
Many tyre companies are testing different products, to replace the conventional methods of using petrochemicals to help make the compound that produces tyres.
Continental tyres in Europe are experimenting with using dandelion sap. This fluid is said to have a very similar molecular structure as to the latex that produces rubber. The dandelions are now grown in vast quantities. They are grown in acres of land near the Continental tyres factories in Germany.
Yokohama tyres of Japan are experimenting with the oil from orange peel. Also a waste product, just like the rice husks that could help create natural silica that will help Goodyear test tyres.
For many years now rice husks have been burned and then sent to landfill sites. Goodyear tyre tests have found that this waste product can be made into a type of silica that can be done to mix with the traditional materials that are used in tyre production today.
Goodyear tests tyres
With rice, husks have been carried out over the past two or three years. Thus, and so far the results have been excellent. Naturally, the rice husks derived silica has to be a real impact.
Hence, on the performance of the tyres that have been produced from it.
Of course, the world produces a staggering 700 million tonnes of rice a year. Therefore the disposal of the rice husks has been a great challenge in the past. Thus the traditional way of disposing of the waste. Consequently, has been to burn it and send the resulting ash to a landfill site.
Other ways of turning the rice husk into an environmental friendly way. Hence, has been to burn them to help generate electricity. This combined with Goodyear’s innovation. Thereby, of turning the ash into silicone. So and will undoubtedly help the massive problem of disposing of the waste husks while making a greener tyre.
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