Dow PU support for Honda PAX fitment

By Patrick Raleigh ERJ On-line news editor

Paris-French tyre maker Groupe Michelin is to debut a polyurethane inner support ring on its PAX runflat system. The initial application is for a fitment on the Touring version of the 2005 Honda Odyssey minivan.

Dow Chemical Co. has been developing the reaction injection moulded support ring at its Freeport, Texas, site for the last three years. The PU product is intended to support a completely flat tyre on a car driven at up to 88 km/hr (55 mph) for…

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