Tire with puncture-sealing technology

| February 04, 2010

DuraSeal Technology uses a gel-like, solvent-free compound built into the inner liner of the tire that can seal punctures in the tread up to 1/4-inch without the need to repair the tire until it is retreaded. It does not seal sidewall punctures. The technology is available in Goodyear’s G296 MSA, a tire that was developed for heavy on and off-road applications, such as mixers, dump trucks, pumpers and other specialty heavy trucks. It is available in three sizes: 385/65R22.5 (load range J), 425/65R22.5 (load range L) and 445/65R22.5 (load range L). The tires offer 23/32-in. tread depth, which is up to 4/32-in. more tread depth than previous Goodyear super-single mixed-service models. The new G296 MSA is lighter than Goodyear’s previous model.

Goodyear will begin offering matching G296 MSA retreads in the first half of the year to help ensure performance similar to the original tread.

www.goodyear.com/truck, (800) 321-2136

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