Carlisle, Pennsylvania – Carlisle TyrFil is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The first polyurethane tyre fill material was introduced in 1971 by Tennessee-based Pathway. This company merged with Arnco in 2013, and was acquired by Accella in 2016. Carlisle took over Accella in 2019.
Carlisle said the product has become the industry standard in tyre fill flatproofing, and is used in more than 65 countries. It allows off-road vehicles to drive over sharp work-site debris without tyres going flat in the case of punctures. Compounds are available with several different durometers
‘The brand has a long legacy as the pioneer in tyre flatproofing and processing equipment technologies and has laid the foundation for all future polyurethane fill innovation,’ said Matt Pearson, vice president of global sales at Carlisle TyrFil.
Earlier this year, the company extended its recycling technology range further, with the AutoFil-GenII processing pump. This can mix virgin tyre fill with rubber crumb, PU grind, or a mixture of the two.