SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (July 26, 2016) — ITW Global Tire Repair Inc. has reformulated its Fix-A-Flat product, switching to a water-based sealant formula that is non-toxic, non-corrosive and safe for tire pressure monitoring system sensors.
“We put a lot of effort and research into developing the safest product that will help protect the planet,” said Patrick Mallon, Fix-A-Flat brand marketing director. “Our result is a formula that can get more drivers off the side of the road faster than before while reducing hydrocarbons by 900 metric tons annually.”
The new Fix-A-Flat sealant also is nonflammable and washes out of tires easily, ITW said. It can seal punctures up to ¼-inch diameter, which ITW Global claims is greater than other products that typically seal punctures of 3/16th inch, the company said.
Fix-A-Flat is available in 12-, 16- 20- and 24-ounce sizes.
Fix-A-Flat has been on the market since 1970. This is the first reformulation in 20 years, ITW said.