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Amerityre develops Kryon for forklift tires

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Amerityre Corp. has developed a new high-performance, urethane-based material for the forklift tire industry, called Kryon, which is designed to carry heavy material handling loads in high-duty cycle forklift applications. 

According to the company, the industrial tire market globally is about $1 billion dollars, and Amerityre “has plans to capture a substantial piece of the North American market, estimated to be $270 million, within the next several years.”

Tim Ryan, Amerityre's chairman, says, “The market is right for a new product that will outperform current rubber products in the marketplace today.”

"Independent lab testing and field testing has been ongoing for over one year with great success," says Mike Kapral, Amerityre's president/CEO. "Tires were placed in specific high-load and high-cycle applications where the tires can get a real world workout." 

Amerityre will offer approximately 30 of the most popular sizes of press-on tires with plans to expand the line-up over the next 18 months. Amerityre has plans to design and produce a line of pneumatic-shaped solid tires for forklifts, as well. 

For more information on Amerityre, visit its Web site at www.amerityre.com.

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