New tire technology

A new bead seal technology allows material handling and industrial tires to be fitted for the first time with tubeless radials on tube-type rims.
By Staff June 1, 1998

A new bead seal technology allows material handling and industrial tires to be fitted for the first time with tubeless radials on tube-type rims. The tubeless bead seal is a profiled rubber ring that replaces the flap and tube in tube-type rims, and is placed inside the tire between the beads to ensure the existing wheel and tubeless tire assembly are airtight. The technology is available in 8-20 in. sizes.

Michelin