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Old 11-07-2015, 01:41 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Yes, but with a VW, you're only required to report 1/40th of the actual particulates!
Sorta like college education, where retention only counts during "tests" not later during real-world life usage?

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Old 11-07-2015, 11:58 PM   #22 (permalink)
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@Baltothewolf - please stay on topic. If you do not wish to discuss the effects of tire wear on pollution, then please disregard this thread.
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Old 11-08-2015, 12:09 AM   #23 (permalink)
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FWIW...anything that *wears* produces a 'waste by-product':

tyres = rubber dust
bearings = metal dust
plastic = plastic dust
wood = wood dust
fabric = lint dust

Duh!
Using the brakes produces both brake dust and tire wear.
Accelerating not only wears tires, but also produces emissions pollution.
Pushing your car wears the soles of your shoes.

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I wonder what will come out of this.
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Most likely nothing much changes except that tires will get more expensive...
I'm sure the European Commission will think of new laws and requirements to make all of us happy
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Old 11-08-2015, 01:29 AM   #24 (permalink)
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So are there any biodegradable tires available or is the best option to reduce such waste to buy long treadlife tires? Besides the obvious driving less, alignment, etc.
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Tires made with orange oil.
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Old 11-08-2015, 04:07 AM   #26 (permalink)
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You mean these? The Science Behind Yokohama

Seems like the main point there is that the orange peel oil replaces the mineral oil normally used in tire production. Apparently it has better properties, so it makes the tires have lower rolling resistance and live longer without sacrificing grip.
Seems nice but who knows they might need double the dose of microplastics to keep the oranges in.
LRR and longevity is good though, mental note to self on that for my next set.
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Rubber (caoutchouc) is STILL rubber, even with orange oil added in its mixture.
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@Baltothewolf - please stay on topic. If you do not wish to discuss the effects of tire wear on pollution, then please disregard this thread.
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Is there a means to hide all your posts. Thanks.

Still on a tablet, but if you Google 'polyurethane car tires' you find that polyurethane and organosilanes are competitive with rubber. They have advantages and disadvantages.

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