Researchers at The Ohio State University have developed a patent-pending technology that uses food waste in place of a petroleum-based filler to make tires. This technology could make the manufacturing process of rubber products more sustainable and open up new doors for rubber creation.
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Tomorrow's tires could come from the farm as much as the factory.
Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered that food waste can partially replace the petroleum-based filler that has been used in manufacturing tires for more than a century.
In tests, rubber made with the new fillers exceeds industrial standards for performance, which may ultimately open up new applications for rubber.