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What Are Non-Marking Tires?

April 23, 2021

I’ve seen some non-marking white tires; what are they, what are they used for, and how are they made?

First and foremost, we can produce any of our Sentry Tire solid tires in the traditional black style and the white non-marking style. The process to make solid tires in either black or white non-marking is pretty much the same. The only difference is the raw material and the inputs that are added to make the final tire compound before the molding process.

Carbon black is a material that gives a tire its signature black shade and works as part of the compound that gives it its resilience and grip. However, during the normal operations of traditional black solid tires, there can be black dust and black marks on the surface that is being used, which is true to any tire on the market.

In certain industries and warehousing situations, there are standards that companies would like to maintain. Whether that’s for food production or industrial applications like glass-making, ensuring no carbon black contamination can be an essential part of their tire purchasing decision-making.

These types of applications are where white non-marking tires come into play. By not adding carbon black to the raw materials, the rubber maintains an off-white shade which has the biggest benefit of not marking up the floor on which it is operating. For the most part, the tire remains extremely resilient like its traditional black counterpart. However, there are some drawbacks of not having carbon black, and that is you may see a decrease in the tire’s resilience. So if the tire application that you need for the job needs to be super tough, we may not recommend non-marking tires if it can allow for the traditional tires. Nonetheless, you still maintain most of the solid tire qualities in that non-marking tires are flat-proof and last significantly longer than pneumatic tires.

If you have any questions or need any special orders for these tires, please contact one of our sales specialists for more information. You can also find our information on our contact page.

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