Bridgestone working on “ultra-thin” tire rubber

bridgestone-thin-rubber-resultsTokyo – Bridgestone Corp is working on new composites for thinner tire materials that reduce weight of tire and fuel consumption, the Japanese tire maker has announced.

In its sustainability report 2016, the company said it was participating in a Japanese Cabinet Office initiative ImPACT (impulsing paradigm change through disruptive technologies program) which is aimed at “creating an ultr-athin film, durable and flexible tough polymer”.

Through the research, said Bridgestone, it aims to develop strong material that “exceeds previous…

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