Close on the heels of the introduction of airless tires by Michelin, Bridgestone has now come up with the airless models which are 100 percent recyclable. Michelin had recently introduced their airless tires under the trade name Tweel, which is the trend setter of the variant. The material used by Bridgestone for the concept is flexible, durable and recyclable.
The new variant of automobile tires has a lot of advantages like; you don’t have to fear a highway blowout or a puncture in the midst of an excursion. Bridgestone introduced their product in Tokyo Motor Show recently. The model features a mesh of spokes that are made of thermoplastic resin.
Air-free tires are safer, less wasteful and environment friendly in comparison with conventional pneumatic tires. Pneumatic tires have a chance to incur puncture, in which case it is irritable to continue your pleasure trip.
Moreover, the thermoplastic resin can be recycled back into a new tire, eliminating the risk of safer decomposition. It saves room for a spare tire and increases the baggage space.
The airless tire showcased by Bridgestone at Tokyo Motor Show is nine inches in diameter, and has a capacity to support a weight of 150kg, according to the company.
Overall, the product is convenient for your daily activities, apart from the fact that the spoke needs special protection from getting objects lodges in it. Until now, the company has been testing the tire in one seat vehicles, and they would soon scale up the technology to commercial stage.