• 18-SEP-2015

  • SOURCE: Continental

Continental trials first car tires with Taraxagum dandelion rubber tread

Driving Scene Dandelion Rubber
The leading international tire manufacturer has reached an important milestone in its research project for the industrialization of dandelion rubber in tire production.

In the fall of last year, Continental presented the first test tires in a limited series made from the innovative material that the company is calling Taraxagum™, derived from the botanical name for dandelion (taraxacum). Manufacture of the first WinterContact TS 850 P with tread made entirely of natural rubber from dandelion roots has taken Continental an important step closer to reaching its long-term goal of making tire production more sustainable and less dependent on traditional raw materials.