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Canadian oilseed invention found in new-gen Nokian tires

Nokia, Finland — A Canadian agricultural invention widely considered a global Cinderella success story is a key ingredient in a new winter tire from Nokian Tyres, helping to give it better grip in snow and on glare ice.

The rubber in Nokian’s latest-generation Hakkepeliitta range of tires is designed to be softer at colder temperatures, aided in large part by using canola oil in the construction.

The oil being used isn’t from Canola in Canada where it has become a major Western crop, but canola wouldn’t exist…

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