Nanotechnology Products and Applications

Product Details


Product: Nano-Blend Orange Oil Rubber

Manufacturer: Yokohama Rubber

Product page: (external link)

Product Sector: Transportation → Automotive → Parts



Yokohama's low rolling resistance "eco tyre" range uses a technological innovation called a nano-blend rubber compound. It contains high quality fine-particle silica and orange oil. The rubber is precision blended with other ingredients to get the polymers just right so it provides three previously conflicting performance criteria: low rolling resistance for fuel saving, long mileage capability and excellent wet grip.

Yokohama nano-blend orange oil rubber compound

The reason the rubber compound is called a nano-blend is because it operates at an extremely small scale. The rubber compound engineers are interested in how the tyre rubber conforms with the small stones and textures on the road surface.