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Possible New Tire Technology

Who needs rubber anyway?

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"Moreover, high-friction rubber tends to become "sticky," said Fearing. "The polypropylene micro-fibers are a new class of material that shows some of the advantages of rubber without the stickiness."
I'll pass on having non-sticky tires under my ride!
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While at the doctor's office last week, I read an article in Newsweek (I think) about nanotechnology... It's been talked about a lot in the past couple years, but nothing's really happening that's very exciting yet... However, in this article they predict (who knows how accurately) how nanotech will affect all sorts of products... Tires would be one... modifying these fibers or even regular ol' rubber at the atomic level sounds pretty promising... How about racing slicks that last for 10,000 miles of hard riding? Maybe... stay tuned...
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I'll pass on having non-sticky tires under my ride!
The friction of the rubber is the desirable property, not the stickiness. IIRC that's actually what causes the tire to wear out faster. Just think of race tires that wouldn't have to be warmed up to function and that would last for an entire season.
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say bye to the precious Pilots if these come out and work like they are supposed to.
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It'll be a decade before they're commercial available. I'm not holding my breath. I'm still getting PP for christmas.
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Nevertheless, practical applications may yet be found for these micro-fiber arrays. High friction and low adhesion are desirable traits for products such as shoe soles, car tires and a variety of athletic equipment. Soft materials such as rubber are now used for these products, but the researchers note that a stiff polymer could possibly stand up to higher temperatures and wear better than such materials.
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