Cooper progresses guayule rubber tires

Findlay, Ohio – Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has completed tire builds using rubber derived from guayule plants and new guayule related materials, the company announced 21 Oct.

On-going wheel, road and track tests, tests suggest performance is at least equal to tires made of components derived from the Hevea rubber plant, the company said.

Cooper is developing guayale rubber tires in a consortium, which includes PanAridus, Arizona State University, Cornell University, and the Agricultural Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA-ARS)

The group met recently…

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