Sumitomo Rubber announced that Falken Tire Europe has released to market the first tire to feature its proprietary CORESEAL sealant tire technology, which prevents air leakage caused by damage to the tread of a tire.
Initially available on two sizes of Falken’s all-season EuroAll Season AS210 pattern, CORESEAL prevents air pressure loss due to punctures by automatically sealing any punctures up to five millimetres in the tread surface, offering convenience, cost and safety to drivers.
Falken’s proprietary CORESEAL technology features a layer of highly adhesive, yet viscous sealant on the inner lining of the tire. If the tire is punctured, the sealant automatically flows into the hole and thus prevents further loss of air pressure. CORESEAL avoids the hassle and safety issues of experiencing a puncture.
“CORESEAL is a simple solution to a disruptive problem,” says Andreas Giese, senior manager corporate planning/product planning at Falken Tire Europe. “Now you no longer have to change a tire or wait for roadside assistance, you can simply continue your journey. CORESEAL is a significant step in making tires smarter and more efficient.”
On sale in Germany from July 2021, Falken will initially offer 235/55R18 104V XL followed by the 225/50R17 98V XL all-season EUROALL SEASON AS210.
Falken recommends the use of a tire pressure monitoring system with its CORESEAL tires and suggests any puncture should be checked by a tire professional.