Puncture Prevention Tyre Sealants

NMP Universal 1 Litre DIY

Designed for

  • Bakkies
  • Caravans
  • Quad Bikes
  • Trailers
  • Off-road motorbikes

Prevents punctures for the life of the tyre

Only for vehicles with tubeless tyres

 

Sealtite Pro-Plus 1 Litre DIY

Designed for

  • Bakkies
  • Caravans
  • Quad Bikes
  • Trailers
  • Off-road motorbikes

Prevents punctures for the life of the tyre

Only for vehicles with tubeless tyres

 

What is tyre sealant?

Tyre sealant, also spelt tire sealant is a liquid solution designed for tube and tubeless pneumatic tyres to prevent the loss of air pressure in the event of a puncture.

There are two most common types of tyre sealant, which are determined by their primary substance of either latex or glycol.

Latex sealants are most commonly manufactured for tube and tubeless bicycle tyres. Latex is advantageous over Glycol in inner tubes due to it’s superior sealing capability brought by it’s ability to harden and flex. It forms a patch rather than a plug.

Glycol based sealants are manufactured for a more diverse range of applications in private, industrial and commercial industries.

How tyre sealant works

When a puncture occurs, the combined force of the air pressure and rolling momentum forces the substance into the puncture wound. The various solid ingredients in the substance (including synthetic fibres, mica particles, silica, rubber crumb and anything else the manufacturer has proven to work) fills and remains in the wound. As the tyre rotates it flexes with contraction and expansion. The expansion further fills the wound with solution, while the contraction separates and removes the viscous liquids from the solids.

This will continue until the wound reaches capacity with the remaining solid ingredients to form and create an airtight plug.

How it is inserted or applied into a tyre

Tyre Sealant is inserted either through the valve of the tyre or poured directly into the carcass of a tubeless tyre before mounting onto a rim.

Compatibility with Nitrogen

Nitrogen is used as an alternative to air in pneumatic tyres due to it’s lower temperatures and larger sized molecules.