The bicycle tire market has seen steady growth and developments over the past ten years. Especially the demand for foldable tires has grown and having some kind of anti-puncture system in the tire is almost standard nowadays. The growing demand for e-bikes also stimulates further development of anti-puncture solutions.
At Teijin Aramid, we are continuously improving our products to meet the requirements of our customers today and in the future. Teijin Aramid outperforms by customer intimacy and technical performance. Our focus is on developing technical solutions which make our customers successful.
With our current market share of aramid supply to the bicycle tire market and our diverse aramid product portfolio, we provide solutions to bicycle tire manufacturers enabling them to make their tires foldable, lightweight and better protected against punctures. Twaron products can be used in the following applications:
- Bead: in foldable lightweight tires as replacement for steel beads.
- Anti-puncture fabric: the Twaron yarns are placed in a fabric belt layer right under the tread.
- Casing: super fine yarn can replace traditional reinforcement materials in high performance tires.
- Tread: Twaron pulp mixed into the tread compound.