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Tyre Construction

Discover more about how our tyres are made

This diagram begins to tell the story of how we make our tyres and the building blocks that construct and shape our tyres today.


Tyre construction
  1. Liner

  2. Reinforcement belts

  3. Bead filler

  4. The carcass

  5. Tread pattern

  6. Tread compound






Reinforcement belts

Constructed for rubber-wrapper bundles of steel wire, these belts give structural rigidity to the tyre. Amongst other functions, they make the tread area of the tyre as flat as possible to create the best possible contact patch with the road.Amongst other functions, they make the tread area of the tyre as flat as possible to create the best possible contact patch with the road.

Bead filler

A roughly triangular 'fillet' of rubber and fabric that lends strength to the sidewall and helps steering response.

The carcass

A sophisticated structure of tough, advanced fabrics. It's the core of your tyre.

Tread pattern

Computer designed to quickly disperse water from beneath the tyre in wet conditions; the design also contributes to long tyre life and low noise levels.

Tread compound

A special rubber formulation that provides grip in all weather conditions.