AKRON (Nov. 30, 2006) — Goodyear may produce automotive belts featuring the carbon fiber technology used in a new tire line after positive results using the technology with NASCAR teams, a spokesman said.
In July Goodyear developed a Gatorback automotive camshaft timing belt that contains carbon fiber found in advanced composites, the company said. In February, Goodyear introduced the Eagle with ResponsEdge Technology with the carbon fiber.
A spokesman said the timing belt currently is only used by NASCAR teams.
“I think in the future we're going to be talking about carbon fiber…in products,” he said.