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Toyo Tires Launches Website for New Airless Concept Tire

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) launched a special website on April 3 to showcase the technology of its near-future airless concept tire, the Noair. By making fundamental changes to the structure of its past prototypes, Toyo Tires has drastically improved the Noair’s performance in several metrics, including durability, exterior noise levels and fuel efficiency. The company has successfully...

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Sumitomo Rubber Displays Airless Tires at Tokyo Motor Show

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Co. (TYO:5110) is exhibiting concept tires under the Dunlop and Falken brands at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 held at Tokyo Big Sight. One of these tires, seen right, is the company’s airless Gyroblade tire, which has a tread pattern and unique zig-zag spoke configuration designed for the special characteristics of concept cars. The tire reduces...

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Toyo Tires Reveals New Airless Concept Tire

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) recently unveiled its new Noair airless concept tire to the press. Despite not needing to be inflated with air, the concept tire successfully meets the basic requirements for regular tires, and can be utilized at speeds of up to 120 kilometers per hour. Since starting research into airless tires in 2006, Toyo Tires...

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Bridgestone Develops Airless Bicycle Tire

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) said that it has developed jointly with Bridgestone Cycle Co. Ltd. a next-generation bicycle tire that does not need to be inflated with air. The companies will work on feasibility studies with a look to making the new tire commercially available by 2019. The development is part of the company’s Air Free Concept, a technology that eliminates...

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