Amerityre makes spare tyres from polyurethane

Boulder City, Nevada–Amerityre Corp. has said it will begin production of spare tyres for passenger cars, light trucks and SUVs in January 2005. The tyres will be made from a foamed polyurethane.

A statement from Amerityre says safety experts are concerned that a conventional pressurised tyre represents a safety hazard when located next to a fuel tank, as the pressure can be released explosively, damaging the fuel tank.

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