International giants take dandelion rubber to industrialize

- Jan 03, 2019-

Recently, Continental Group held the opening ceremony of the “Taraxagum Lab Anklam” research laboratory, which will mainly study the planting and rubber extraction process of Russian dandelion. The relevant person in charge said that dandelion rubber will be an important substitute for traditional natural rubber.

Nikolai Sezer, head of the Continental Group's tire division, said: "We are very proud to unveil this project today. We are the world's first tire manufacturer to make dandelion rubber a reality. We think Russian dandelion is a An important alternative is the addition of traditional natural rubber from the Brazilian rubber tree, enabling us to meet growing global demand in an environmentally friendly and reliable manner."

"China Rubber" learned that about 20 employees with backgrounds in agricultural science, chemistry and production technology will conduct research on plant cultivation and dandelion rubber processing machines in the new factory. If the research can make a breakthrough, Continental will Realize the industrialization of its scale within 10 years and realize the mass production of dandelion rubber tires.

Professor of Plant Biotechnology at the University of Münster said that over the years he has been trying to understand the molecular basis of rubber synthesis in dandelion plants. I believe that with the new testing laboratory opened by Continental, this idea will be infinitely close to reality.