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Conti to display dandelion rubber-based truck tires

Hanover, Germany – Continental AG is exhibiting truck and bus tires and components made with rubber from dandelion roots at the IAA International Motor Show/Commercial Vehicles in Hanover on 26-29 Sept.

Conti plans to exhibit Conti EcoPlus HD3 truck tires manufactured using Taraxagum rubber, as well as a prototype engine mount made from Taraxagum.

Taraxagum is the trade name Conti has chosen for the rubber made from Taraxacum kok-saghyz, commonly known as the Russian dandelion.

“As an agricultural crop, dandelions have the potential to become an alternative, environmentally…

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