Chinese tyre giant Linglong working towards dandelion rubber commercialization.
Linglong Tire reports that a team from the tyre maker was amongst the more than 40 experts that met last month to discuss the utilization of dandelions as a source of rubber. The Council of Dandelion Rubber Industrial Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance was held in Harbin, China between 15 and 17 August, and was attended by representatives from Linglong, the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association, Linglong Tire and Beijing University of Chemical Technology, along with attendees from Russia and the US.
Linglong Tire has funded the Dandelion Rubber Industrial Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance since its formation in April 2015 and currently heads it. The goal of this alliance is to fast track the commercial development of the dandelion rubber industry in China. Its study into the potential dandelion rubber offers has been set out in the Dandelion Industrial Technology Strategy Development Report Draft.