Wooden Tyres - Oh, Wooden It Be Loverly?
Saturday, August 8, 2009 7:03:29 AM
Researchers at the university find that microcrystalline cellulose – a product that can be made easily from almost any type of plant fibers – has the potential to partially replace silica as a reinforcing filler in the manufacture of rubber tires. Such products would have comparable traction on cold or wet pavement, be just as strong, and provide even higher fuel efficiency than traditional tires in hot weather.
They admit that more research is needed to confirm the long-term durability of tires made with partial replacement of silica.
Yes, my fair lady!