TYRE ARMOUR range of tyre sealants are based on state of the art materials and are currently being used in varying applications around the world.
- Preventative treatment for on and off-road vehicles and machinery.
- Instantly and permanently repairs punctures in inflated tyres with almost no loss of tyre pressure.
- Seals slow leaks and micro punctures.
- Works in tyres with or without inner tube.
- One application will protect a tyre during its useful lifetime.
- Does not affect wheel balance or road handling.
- pH neutral and does not contain solvents, adhesives or other reactive chemicals, making it safe to use will both steel and aluminium rims.
- Works in the temperature range between -35ºC and 105ºC.
- Easy to install through the tyre valve.
- Can be removed by washing tyre and rims with water.
TYRE ARMOUR is a preventative tyre sealant installed via the inflation valve and remains in a viscous liquid state within the tyre.
Its sealing properties are due to millions of synthetic fibres and particles suspended in an aqueous solution.As the tyre rotates, centrifugal forces distribute the sealant into an even film around the inside of the tyre.
When a puncture occurs the air inside the tyre tries to escape, forcing the sealant into the wound, where fibres and fillers interlock to form a flexible and permanent plug, preventing further air loss.
Bicycles / MTB - ERTA120ML
Motorbikes / Light Vehicles - ERTA150ML
RTA15L – Industrial Vehicles
ERTA+15L – Extreme Conditions
Before installing TYRE ARMOUR it is important to visually check the integrity of both tyre, valve and rim for cracking or other signs of degradation. The best time to install TYRE ARMOUR is when tyre is new and wheel has been recently balanced: this way both tyre and sealant lifetime will be maximized. Please check specific product manuals before installing TYRE ARMOUR sealants. If in doubt, consult your distributor.
- Sufficient TYRE ARMOUR for each tyre to be dosed.
- Valve core removal tool (supplied in DIY kits).
- Air compressor or foot pump.
- Axle support, car jack or similar.
General Installation Guide:
- Support vehicle as if changing a wheel to prevent possible damage to tyre.
- Rotate wheel until valve is in the 4 or 8 O'clock position.
- Remove valve core using appropriate tool, and allow tyre to completely dis-inflate. Take care not to loose the valve core.
- Inject TYRE ARMOUR sealant into the tyre via the valve, according to recommended dosage for tyre size and vehicle usage.
- Pump a small amount of air into tyre to clean valve.
- Re-insert valve core.
- Inflate tyre to manufacturers recommended pressure.
- Remove axle support.
Eliminate the risks, problems and costs associated with tyre punctures. The TYRE ARMOUR range of tyre sealants are specifically designed to instantly and permanently seal punctures and pressure loss in air filled tyres. Tyres not only leak air if punctured, they also leak air naturally and over a year even a new and properly mounted tyre will typically lose around 10% of its initial pressure. Treating your vehicles tyres with TYRE ARMOUR will obviously eliminate the inconvenience of suffering a puncture and the associated repair costs. However there are more advantages to using TYRE ARMOUR tyre sealants:
Efficient Tyre Protection
- Seals 95% of punctures in tubeless tyres, 75% in inner-tubes.
- Seals slow punctures and prevents natural air loss, maintaining correct operating tyre pressure.
- TYRE ARMOUR is a preventative treatment that lasts the lifetime of the tyre.
- Helps distribute heat buildup allowing tyre to work at lower temperatures.
- Under inflated tyres can lead to thermal and mechanical overload caused by overheating which is a major cause of blow-outs, ply separation and sidewall/casing breakdowns.
- Correct tyre pressures are of extreme importance to the handling, lateral stability and breaking characteristics of road going vehicles.
- Stopping a vehicle on the road side to change a punctured tyre, apply a temporary sealant or simply wait for a repair service puts you, your passengers and other road users in a situation of unnecessary risk.
- Under-inflated tires lead to tread separation and tire failure, resulting in 40,000 accidents, 33,000 injuries and over 650 deaths per year in the USA alone.
- In Europe, Sécurité Routière, a french road safety organization, estimates that 9% of all road accidents involving fatalities are attributable to tyre under-inflation, and the German DEKRA, a product safety organization, estimated that 41% of accidents with physical injuries are linked to tyre problems.
- TYRE ARMOUR application per tyre, will typically cost the same as the total cost of repairing one puncture.
- One treatment lasts the lifetime of the tyre.
- Increases the useful life of tyres by maintaining correct operating pressure thereby reducing wear.
- Fuel efficiency is reduced by under inflation: for every 10% of under-inflation on each tyre on a vehicle produces a 1% reduction in fuel economy. In the USA alone, the Department of Transportation estimates that under inflated tyres waste 2 billion US gallons (7,600,000 m3) of fuel each year.
- Decreased Downtime & Maintenance: Under-inflated tyres lead to costly hours of downtime and maintenance in industrial vehicles.
- Under-inflated tires, as estimated by the US Department of Transportation, release over 57.5 billion pounds (26 million tonnes) of unnecessary carbon-monoxide pollutants into the atmosphere each year in the US alone.
- The European Union reports that an average under-inflation of 40 kPa (6 PSI) produces an increase of fuel consumption of 2% and a decrease of tyre life of 25%.
- The European Union estimates that tyre under-inflation today is responsible for over 20 million liters of unnecessarily-burned fuel, dumping over 4.4 billion pounds (2 million tonnes ) of CO2 into the atmosphere, and for 200 million tyres being prematurely wasted worldwide.