FARNBOROUGH, England (July 25)—Dunlop Aircraft Tyres Ltd. is promoting a nylon/aramid hybrid fabric for aircraft tires for better cut protection and damage resistance, but said acceptance could take years because of the aerospace industry's cautious approach to new developments. "We have such a material in development," said David Baker, chief designer for the firm. "The fabric is made for us, and we are using it in tires for detailed evaluation." Speaking at the Farnborough Air Show—a major trade fair for the aerospace industry—Baker also said the firm's retreading business, with a capacity of around 40,000 units a year, was doing well in its recently revamped facility.
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