Guayule rolling toward use in mass production

Akron, Ohio – Guayule rubber is passing all its physical tests with one year to go in a government-funded project to assess its feasibility as an ingredient in mass-produced tires, according to Howard Colvin, senior scientist at Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Colvin discussed Cooper’s test results with prototype guayule rubber tires at the International Tire Exhibition & Conference in Akron 13-15 Sept.

Cooper is the leader of the five-year, $6.9 million Biomass Research and Development Initiative grant programme funded by the departments of Agriculture and Energy,…

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