AKRON—There's something to be said about the proverbial Olympic spirit, a spirit that fosters collaboration, innovation and a focus on a healthier planet.
So perhaps it comes as no surprise that two Olympics partners—themselves giants operating in the tire and rubber spheres—have tapped that spirit of teamwork and innovation for the development of a more sustainable tire-sealing solution: B-Seal S.
Developed in tandem by both Bridgestone Americas Inc. and Dow Inc. over the last four years, B-Seal S is heralded as the world's first self-healing and recyclable silicone-based tire sealant. It's a product that Bridgestone believes can change the game for a tire industry rapidly evolving around both electrification and sustainability.
"We envision a future where tires are the ultimate enablers of sustainable mobility," Nizar Trigui, Bridgestone Americas' chief technology officer and group president of Solutions Businesses, said of Bridgestone's vision for safer, more reliable tires. "… Our collaboration with Dow demonstrates how we're using innovation and collaboration to make mobility safer, more efficient and more sustainable."