Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (SRI), issued a press release of Dunlop's New Generation Run-flat Tire in September, 2009. Dunlop's New Generation Run-Flat tire is composed of four unique new technologies. The first is the CTT profile, the second is Aramid casing, the third is High thermal conductivity materials, and the last is a Dimple sidewall. As a result, the new generation run-flat tire could claim reduced tire weight and a dramatic reduction in vertical stiffness. The result; excellent ride comfort, (equivalent to or better than normal tires), while maintaining the run-flat performance properties of the tire.