OFFENBACH, AM MAIN, Germany—Falken Tyre Europe is introducing its first tires to feature a proprietary integrated tire sealant.
Tires employing the Coreseal technology will initially be offered in Germany and Austria with other markets expected to follow, the Sumitomo Rubber Industries affiliate said July 20.
According to the manufacturer, Coreseal technology features a layer of highly adhesive, yet viscous sealant on the inner lining of the tire.
The system prevents air pressure loss due to punctures by automatically sealing any punctures up to five millimeters in the tread surface, Falken said.
The tires went on on sale in Germany in July, Falken said. Corseal will initially feature on its 235/55R18 104V XL and 225/50R17 98V XL all-season Euroall Season AS210.
"Coreseal is a simple solution to a disruptive problem ... (and) a significant step in making tires smarter and more efficient," said Andreas Giese, senior manager corporate planning/product planning for Falken Tyre Europe.