AKRON (Aug. 1)—Amerityre Corp. and KIK Technology International Inc., purveyors of polyurethane technology for flat-free tires, both are looking for business on the links. Amerityre is launching a flat-free PU tire for electric golf carts, while KIK is going after the pull cart segment with a larger tire/wheel assembly that promises less rolling resistance. Boulder City, Nev.-based Amerityre hopes its flat-free design will be seen as an alternative to filled pneumatic tires. The design also will be adapted for the drive tires on riding law mowers. Oceanside, Calif.-based KIK is going after a new niche—20-inch diameter tires for "hi-wheeler"pull carts that offer less rolling and pull resistance. KIK claims its PU tires offer greater durability and less damage to areas around greens and tees.
Amerityre, KIK Technology chasing golf course business
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