The world’s first Goodyear concept demonstration tyres made with BioIsoprene technology made their debut at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. BioIsoprene is a breakthrough alternative to replace a petrochemically produced ingredient in the manufacture of synthetic rubber with renewable biomass.
BioIsoprene is derived from renewable raw materials and represents a significant development within the biochemical and rubber industries. Aside from synthetic rubber for tyre production, traditional isoprene is used for the production of a wide range of products, such as surgical gloves, golf balls and adhesives. Thus, the potential for BioIsoprene product is substantial. Commercial availability is planned for 2013.