Shahrzad Pourriahi, Crain News Service
CLERMONT-FERRAND, France (Dec. 15, 2015) — Group Michelin has launched in Europe an aftermarket emergency tire repair product — Michelin Tire Sealant — that the company said can be removed from the tire with warm water after it's used.
Making the sealant removable “makes it more likely that the puncture can be permanently repaired,” Michelin said.
“Motorists simply apply the sealant through the valve, confident that the tire will inflate to a safe level, even if the puncture has been driven on for a considerable distance,” said Simon Bates, marketing and communications manager for Michelin Lifestyle Europe, a Group Michelin business unit.
The sealant, Michelin said, “enables the motorist to repair the puncture effectively and allows them to be on their way quicker and more safely than changing the wheel in a hazardous location such as on a motorway.”
Motorists are able to drive up to 50 mph after using the sealant, Michelin said, but should have the tire checked over by a professional as soon as possible.