Manufacturers of bicycle and aircraft tires are also taking advantage of the special qualities of our material to deliver higher performance. Bicycle tires with Twaron®, for example, can be made foldable, lightweight and with better puncture resistance. Equally, aircraft tires are more resistant to Foreign Object Damage (FOD) at a much lower tire weight, making air travel safer and reducing CO2 emissions.
Sidewall reinforcement with Vectran ® offers protection against cuts and abrasion. The Vectran ® breaker wards off flats but is also supple for less rolling resistance and greater comfort than two layers of Nylon puncture resistant barriers.