A solid tyre or an airless tyre. It is not filled with air but is manufactured using layers of rubber that are constructed around a metal frame or a wheel structure that can be mounted to a specific vehicle. They can also be made to fit on rims that are manufactured to support pneumatic tires.
Solid tyres are manufactured using a different rubber compound and process. They are rolled in thin layers of rubber onto a metal frame mount and pressed through a hydraulic pressure system. This process hardens the form and makes the rubber hold. The thickness of the rubber layers varies depending on the application of the tire.
Although solid tyres predate pneumatic tyres, they still play an important role in agriculture, industrial and logistic sectors. Solid tyres are extremely stable, economical, puncture-resistant, and maintenance-free and have a high load-bearing capacity in extreme service condition.
They are best suitable for forklift trucks, airport vehicles, heavy-duty transport vehicles, platform trucks, and other industrial vehicles,
The rubber industry is one of the most developed and robust industries in Sri Lanka manufacturing product varieties from apparel and tires to raw rubber, rubber sheets, with the best quality guarantee from the exporters.