Introduction to Tyre Protector
Tyre Sealants are designed to seal punctures from within. There are currently three different types of Sealants:
- Rubber Based
Typically these are ‘get you home’ products supplied in a pressurised aerosol can. The Sealant is injected under pressure from the can when the tyre has been punctured. The gas used to inject the Sealant also serves to inflate the tyre at the same time. This material solidifies inside the tyre and can only ever be considered a temporary repair subject to low speed limits. In addition the solidification of the Sealant within the tyre often results in semi-permanent contamination.
- Water Based
These are normally sold in plastic bottles and the contents are squeezed into the tyre when the tyre has been deflated before a puncture occurs. The Sealant remains liquid within the tyre but because it is water based may freeze and/or separate at low temperatures and cause severe imbalance problems.
- Glycol Based
The Glycol base makes it a very consistent sealant which will not freeze, separate or dry out under adverse conditions.
Tyre sealants have been around for a long time but for many years the industry could not produce a sealant which could withstand the pressure and stresses in tyres at speeds over 30 miles per hour for any appreciable length of time.
In 2002, based on extensive research, a Glycol based sealant which could withstand heat, cold and the centrifugal forces imposed upon it, was developed - that was Tyre Protector.
What’s special about TyreProtector
Over the years, because of Tyre Protector International Ltd’s continued research and development efforts, the proprietary formulation is now a Mono Propylene Glycol Based Water Soluble tyre sealant mixed with more than 15 other non-toxic ingredients making it one of the most advanced sealants in the world.
- Add to the life of your tyres. : A 2009 study by the European Union concluded that the majority of cars and trucks operate with one or more tyres under-inflated. Under-inflated tyres generate heat, wear more quickly and unevenly and eventually experience blow-outs. This helps prevent heat build up and under-inflation and increases tyre life significantly
- Cut fuel expenses : Under-inflation causes increased rolling resistance which significantly reduces fuel economy. It helps maintain the correct air-pressure, thereby maximizing fuel economy and saving you money on every kilometer that you drive
- Reduce vehicle downtime : It keeps the vehicle running even after a puncture, reducing the downtime of your vehicles
- Maintain tyres with correct air pressure :Tyres can experience slow air loss via punctures, damage to the tyre, wheel or rim or even "tyre porosity" and prevents airloss by immediately sealing punctures or damage in the tread area
- Drive safely : This has been approved in various countries for underground mining where safety requirements are considered to be the highest in the world
- Get environment friendly : It is fully bio-degradable and non-toxic. Moreover, it reduces the number of tyres that are discarded due to malfunction
- The Tyre Protector has been installed, it will lay dormant at the bottom of the Tyre until vehicle is driven
- Once driven a minimum of three to five kilometers. Tyre Protector spreads thoughout the inner air cavity and forms a coating on the entire inner surface of the Tyre?wheel.(Commonly known as TREAD)
- The flexing of the Tyre and the normal heat build-up will allow Tyre Protector to seek out and eliminate common air loss problems (referred to as air migration and bead leaks).
- Tyre Protector then transforms the Tyre/wheel into a sealed air chamber, capable of maintaining proper air pressure.
- Thereafter, Tyre Protector conditions the rubber in order to retard dry scales and hardening of the casing.
When there is a puncture in the tyre:
- When a Tyre is punctured, a small amount of Tyre Protector Gel is squirted into and around the puncturing object by the inner air pressure, thereby preventing air from escaping.
- If the puncturing object is thrown out of the Tyre by centrifugal force or is pulled out, the inside air forces Tyre Protector into the wound and immediately stops air loss.
- Special fibers entwine, forming a clot, then as the rubber recovers, aided by the flexing as the Tyre rotates, the inner air pressure will force the repair/clot well into and through the wound.
- Once Tyre Protector is exposed to the outside air, a curing process begins.
- The permanent puncture repair/clot extends well into the wound, thus providing a repair that is impervious to water(rain,snow,mud,etc).
- As this repair/clot cures, it is transposed into a permanent rubberized seal as Tyre Protector contains millions of rubber particles, protecting the inner casing and steel belts against contaminants entering the wound.