New Taraxagum Research Facility To Open In Germany

A new research facility for industrialising the cultivation and processing of rubber harvested from Russian dandelions will be set up in Germany as part of Continental’s plan to bring tyres containing this rubber to market under the ‘Taraxagum’ brand name. Earlier this month, Continental presented plans to establish such a facility in Anklam, near the Baltic […]

Continental Produce First Taraxagum Tyres

Over three years ago, Continental technicians in Germany started to look at the potential of the Russian Dandelion as a substitute for natural rubber in tyre production. Late last year the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, in conjunction with Continental engineers reported a breakthrough in dandelion rubber research, which would allow them […]

Is Flower Power The Future Of Tyre Production?

Thanks to an exciting breakthrough closely involving Continental Tyres in partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME we could soon be driving round on tyres made from Dandelions, or a newly discovered rubber extract from Dandelions to be exact! In 2011 Continental joined forces with a research consortium who were looking […]