MICHELIN, one of the leading tire manufacturers, has selected Twaron fibers from Teijin Aramid to develop new pilot tire for super sport cars. Ferrari, Porsche and BMW M have jointly developed the pilot tire.
Tests conducted by TÜV SÜD showed that the new Super Sport tire made from aramid fibers performs exceptionally well in the automotive sector’s fastest segment. The Twaron is a high performance material, which is five times stronger when compared to steel. With the use of this super-strong fiber, the MICHELIN’s pilot tire remains in its perfect shape even at very high speeds. The material is used to strengthen the super sport tire, so that there is a uniform distribution of pressure. In addition, it assures high speed stability and resists high temperatures. These characteristics make the tire ideal for maximum speed applications.
The Twaron fibers from Teijin Aramid can resist wear and heat. They offer sustainable applications for various industries such as composites, ballistics, oil & gas, telecom and automotive sectors.
The Director of Marketing & Sales at Teijin Aramid, Christoph Hahn stated that the company is delighted to support Michelin in creating a new Super Sport pilot tire.