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European researchers have made rubber from dandelion tires
2017-09-13 09:55:46
According to Xinhua news agency, Wageningen university charge released in September 11th said, European researchers developed a prototype of a bicycle tire made from dandelion root of natural rubber, after testing the performance is good, marking the market application of dandelion rubber has made new progress, is expected to promote the production, so as to reduce the dependence on EU imports of natural rubber the global supply of natural rubber, to achieve diversification.
Vredestein, a Amsterdam based tire maker, unveiled the prototype last month. The enterprise is one of the dandelion rubber project "DRIVE4EU" industrial partners, the project by the University of Wageningen is responsible for coordinating.
According to Dr. Ingrid Meer project coordinator, Wageningen Botanical Research University, the project group has previously used the Russian dandelion rubber output concept of tires, now produce more high-quality Russian dandelion varieties, the rubber content reached 17% to 20%, far higher than the wild Russian dandelion 5%, bicycle tires rubber production quality of this kind of dandelion good. The project team is continuing the production of Russian dandelion rubber.
Russian dandelion, also called Gum grass, has many milk at the root and contains gum that can be used to make rubber. Meer told reporters, "there are very few plants on earth that can also produce large quantities of latex, and dandelion is one of them.". The rubber tree can only grow in tropical regions, the production period of only a few years, also need to labour intensive tapping work, while the Russian dandelion in temperate planting, and annual, and other crops, so it is an ideal raw material of natural rubber."
The dandelion rubber project group consists of 6 research institutions from the European Union, the six countries and Kazakhstan's 7 industrial partners. The goal is to establish the natural rubber production chain developed in Europe, reduce dependence on EU imports of natural rubber. At present, all natural rubber used by EU countries comes from imports
The dandelion rubber project group consists of 6 research institutions from the European Union, the six countries and Kazakhstan's 7 industrial partners. The goal is to establish the natural rubber production chain developed in Europe, reduce dependence on EU imports of natural rubber. At present, all natural rubber used by EU countries comes from importsAccording to Xinhua news agency, Wageningen university charge released in September 11th said, European researchers developed a prototype of a bicycle tire made from dandelion root of natural rubber, after testing the performance is good, marking the market application of dandelion rubber has made new progress, is expected to promote the production, so as to reduce the dependence on EU imports of natural rubber the global supply of natural rubber, to achieve diversification.
Vredestein, a Amsterdam based tire maker, unveiled the prototype last month. The enterprise is one of the dandelion rubber project "DRIVE4EU" industrial partners, the project by the University of Wageningen is responsible for coordinating.
According to Dr. Ingrid Meer project coordinator, Wageningen Botanical Research University, the project group has previously used the Russian dandelion rubber output concept of tires, now produce more high-quality Russian dandelion varieties, the rubber content reached 17% to 20%, far higher than the wild Russian dandelion 5%, bicycle tires rubber production quality of this kind of dandelion good. The project team is continuing the production of Russian dandelion rubber.
Russian dandelion, also called Gum grass, has many milk at the root and contains gum that can be used to make rubber. Meer told reporters, "there are very few plants on earth that can also produce large quantities of latex, and dandelion is one of them.". The rubber tree can only grow in tropical regions, the production period of only a few years, also need to labour intensive tapping work, while the Russian dandelion in temperate planting, and annual, and other crops, so it is an ideal raw material of natural rubber."
The dandelion rubber project group consists of 6 research institutions from the European Union, the six countries and Kazakhstan's 7 industrial partners. The goal is to establish the natural rubber production chain developed in Europe, reduce dependence on EU imports of natural rubber. At present, all natural rubber used by EU countries comes from imports