Experiments to Use Russian Dandelion for Raw Material in Rubber Tires
Dandelion has been used as tea and salads and is also a healthy natural element for liver tonic. The Russian dandelion is a variety that has taken the attention of the researchers because it can make a high-quality rubber for car tires. A very surprising discovery indeed. After many tests, the results have shown success and now the laboratories in Akron and Tokyo are interested in further exploring this idea taking it to the next level.
Larger tests are expected to be conducted in 2014. The whole experiment is part of the Russian dandelion project. If it goes on the right tracks, who knows that in the tiring making technology, Russia would have the greatest lead. The discovery of this goes back many decades to the Soviet Union, but back then it was not worked upon that much. The urge for the industry to get new materials has let the project get a reawaken attention.
The car industry will then have what is known as the green credentials. The research is being headed at the Ohio State University. Also along with this, other alternate materials are also being looked into as a source of natural rubbers. One of them is Guayule. The new concept of tires is also being worked upon such as replacing air with spokes that will stretch the inner surfaces of a tire and are more efficient.