Garnetread Initiated Development of The "All-Weather Tire Concept" In 1978
By: Garnetread LLC
Steve Bourassa, Nokian Tyres' director of products and pricing, said. "While all-season tires don't adequately protect drivers on snowy, icy roads… all-weather tires are well-suited for areas with unpredictable winter weather.
Garnetread's patented all weather tire technology is for sale. James Scheller, CEO of Garnetread is interested in discussing the all weather tire concept and the sale of it's patented "all weather" technology to Nokian or other leading tire manufacturers.
Garnetread's all weather tire technology was patented in 1978 and involves adding industrial-grade garnets to tires to improve traction and control in all weather conditions.
Garnetread all weather tires have been tested by Washington State University in wet, dry, snow and icy conditions. Test results show the superior traction of Garnetread's tires on snow and ice covered roads over vehicles tested with studded tires, and without the road wear caused by studs.
A key feature of Garnetread infused tires is constant traction in all weather conditions, as new pieces of garnet are constantly exposed maintaining traction and control.
Tests funded by the Federal Highway Administration proved that Garnetread infused tires have exceptional performance benefits for year-round all weather use with superior dry and wet-pavement traction and control. Garnetread all weather tires are approved for use in all 50 States. The State of Washington, following extensive testing, has recommended the use of Garnetread all weather tires for travel on snow and ice covered roads, with no seasonal time restrictions, based on tests showing minimal wear to pavement surfaces.
To date, more than 100,000 tires have been manufactured using Garnetread's all weather technology. Mr. Scheller said "Garnetread has never made tires itself, but has relied on other companies to make its all weather tires. Garnetread has received offers from China to make tires there, has no interest in tire manufacturing, according to Mr. Scheller, "We don't want to make or sell tires," our goal has been to license and sell all weather tire technology, and act as advisers to manufacturers interested in all weather tires."
Mr. Scheller, said the time has come to sell Garnetread, "It is our belief that existing tire industry manufacturers, with their expansive market access, strategic alliances and financial resources, would enable the rapid deployment of Garnetread's all weather tire technology."
Peter J. Poullos