An Article from the TyrFil team

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TyrFil: It’s What’s Inside That Counts!

18 Jul, 2017

Accella’s market-leading polyurethane tire fill, commonly referred to in the industry as foam fill, offers the most cost effective tire flatproofing solution for commercial and industrial heavy equipment. Formulated for improved safety and productivity, tires filled with TyrFil™ flatproofing will never go flat, even in the most hazardous and rugged environments. Our TyrFil™ flatproofing solution has led the industry for the past four decades. This patented formula ensures that heavy equipment can easily glide over the rocks, glass, rebar and other elements that are typically found in construction or Off-the-Road (OTR) applications. TyrFil™ flatproofing use directly saves time and money for field operators and with the lowest g-force transmission, it can help protect equipment operators from the repetitive motion injury of Whole Body Vibration (WBV).

TyrFil™ flatproofing was developed nearly 50 years ago – and it’s a solution that is backed with some of the best chemistry and R&D in the industry. TyrFil™ flatproofing can be easily pumped into any pneumatic tire to replace air with a resilient, synthetic elastomer core that will eliminate flats, and vastly reduce tire wear, tear and denigration. TyrFil™ flatproofing also delivers the reliability required for rigorous applications ranging from mining, to agri-business, to construction, to military use.

Additionally, TyrFil™ flatproofing is a sustainable choice. During the past few years, Accella Tire Fill Systems has proved that innovation and sustainability can coexist and become a competitive advantage. By using one of our tire fill recycling systems, virgin TyrFil™ flatproofing can be mixed with either used tire fill, crumb rubber, or even previously mixed material, eliminating the environmental impact of sending used polyurethane and used rubber to the landfill. Accella is committed to continuously developing new tire fill products and systems that reduce our customers’ carbon footprint.

So, why is it what’s inside that counts?
Quality Formulas and Best Practice Materials Handling = High Performance

Plain and simple, quality formulas and best practice tire filling methods determine the integrity and success of the entire TyrFil™ flatproofing solution. TyrFil™ flatproofing is offered to the marketplace in different grades designed to accommodate a particular load, along with specific ride and traction requirements for a given application. A properly filled pneumatic tire provides a smoother quality ride that eliminates the “rough ride” often delivered by solid aperture tires. A smoother ride eases back, neck and head strain and can protect the equipment operator from WBV and other occupational safety issues related to the “jarring” of the human body. It also eliminates flat tires in OTR conditions that could impair equipment stability – and disrupt productivity.

For this reason, following best practice materials handling protocol is absolutely essential.

Our company Accella Tire Fill Systems – formerly ArncoPathway – has been committed for the past 40 years to adhering to and advancing industry best practices when it comes to polyurethane flatproofing technology. We believe this commitment to quality benefits and supports the entire polyurethane tire fill and OTR heavy equipment sector, not just our own brand.

Our industry, just like any industry, has gone through an evolution over the decades – constantly working to improve gold standard expectations and to advance protocols. Practices that were once viewed as being acceptable and bringing added value to customers have since been debunked. These include the practice known in the industry as “chunking” – or mixing non-pure materials into the polyurethane tire fill formula to defray overhead and production costs. From a technical perspective, chunking is the process of cutting up large polyurethane flatproofing scraps from previously discarded tire filled carcasses and utilizing them and/or other materials in new carcasses, encapsulated in polyurethane liquid tire fill.

Not only is this practice unethical, it’s unsafe. It most importantly risks the stability of tire fill’s performance – and also, sadly, has cost many valued reputations within the tire fill industry, affecting dealers by negative association who were not to blame. Dealers who were 100 percent in compliance with materials handling protocols and committed only to delivering a product constitution with the highest quality suffered because of the lingering bad practices of a minority of industry participants – and this is unfortunate.

Accella Tire Systems and its entire network of dealers would like to change these misnomers. Our TyrFil™ flatproofing product line is developed with the utmost integrity and quality assurance. We believe that proper materials handling is absolutely critical. Our dealers go through a rigorous training and certification process to assure the highest standards of production and technical compliance and performance. That’s why we take our moniker – “It’s What Inside That Counts” very seriously.

But when standards are compromised, it can affect an entire industry. That’s why Accella remains dedicated to playing a strong role in advancing product integrity and proper materials compliance across our category, in the same way that other gold standard bearers in the industry, such as the Tire Industry Association, continually advocate for safety throughout the tire industry.

Accella invites ALL within our industry space to work together to take our category to the next level and ensure that best practices for materials handling finally become synonymous with today’s tire fill technology, a flatproofing platform whose time has come and that offers tremendous economic and safety advantages to the marketplace.

TyrFil – It’s What’s Inside That Counts!