Current Issue

PREMIUM CONTENT FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY

Retail

BFNT inner liner stalls air escape in truck tires

Order Reprints

Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC has developed a new innerliner for its medium truck tires that makes it more difficult for air molecules to escape the air chamber.

The innerliner uses a special mineral component in its compound. "Tiny particles of this additive are long and thin and using a special processing method, lie more or less parallel to each other," say BFNT officials.

"As a result, the additive forms a maze-like path that slows air passing through the innerliner as much as 30%."

The innerliner also will improve casing life and retreadability, they say. It's available on Bridgestone medium truck tires the R287, the R280, the M720 and others.

Related Articles

Yokohama develops fuel-saving inner liner

Right to Repair stalls in Massachusetts

Air Force truck uses Goodyear tires

You must login or register in order to post a comment.