The Sixth Element unveils graphene-enhanced tyres

The Sixth Element, a leading producer of graphene products based in China, supported its partner Shangdong Hengyu Technology Group, a leading Chinese tyre manufacturer, in developing tyre formulations proving the positive impact of graphene oxide on the performance of tyres as an example for rubber products.

Adding only a very small amount of The Sixth Elements’ SE2430 to the formulations of the tyre tread, the rate of tyre wear decreased by more than 25%, while tear strength was more than doubled. The Sixth Element Materials Technology presented the new developed heavy duty tyre Horizon HD type during the GRAPHCHINA 2016 conference.

Road testing is almost completed and marketing is tentatively scheduled to start around the end of 2016.

Posted: Oct 12,2016 by Roni Peleg