unveils new forklift tire material and technology
Amerityre Corporation, a manufacturer of polyurethane
flat proof tires, has announced that they have developed a new
high-performance material formulation for the forklift tire industry.
The new urethane-based material “Kryon” is designed to carry
today’s heavy material handling loads in high duty cycle forklift
The industrial tire market globally is about 1 billion dollars.
Amerityre has plans to capture a substantial piece of the North
American market, estimated to be $270 million within the next
Tim Ryan, Amerityre’s new chairman, said, “The market is right
for a new product that will outperform current rubber products
in the market place today.”
“Independent lab testing and field testing has been ongoing for
over one year with great success,” said Mike Kapral, Amerityre’s
president and CEO. “Tires were placed in specific high load and
high cycle applications where the tires can get a real world
Amerityre will offer approximately 30 of the most popular sizes
of press-on tires with plans to expand the line-up over the next
18 months. The company has plans to design and produce a line
of pneumatic shaped solid tires for forklift as well.
Amerityre is selling press-on tires now through a limited testing/distribution