Particle Pollution from Tyre Wear

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Particle pollution as a result of tyre wear is found to be 2,000 times worse than modern car exhaust emissions, according to a recent study undertaken by Emissions Analytics. Used tyres produce 36mg of particles per kilometre, which contain a range of compounds including ultrafine carcinogens, that are small enough to enter the organs via the bloodstream.

‘Tyres are rapidly eclipsing the tailpipe as a major source of emissions from vehicles,’ said Nick Molden from Emissions Analytics. ‘Tailpipes are now so clean for pollutants that, if you were starting out afresh, you wouldn’t even both regulating them.’

The increasing weight of cars, especially battery-powered electric cars, is exacerbating the problem. The weight of the battery causes tyres to wear out faster and produces more particle pollution. There are currently no regulations on the wear rate of tyres and little regulation on the chemicals they contain.

Air-Seal Products can be used to reduce tyre wear and therefore tyre pollution

However, this shows that it is more important than ever to increase the life of our tyres and help decrease particle pollution.


Air-Seal Products vs. Mt. Snowdon

Cheque presentation from Air-Seal Products team to Vivien from St Margaret's Hospice

Air-Seal Products, a family-run business based in Wellington, has completed its second charity event of the year. Seven members of the Air-Seal team trekked up Mt. Snowdon on the 1st October 2022 to raise money for St. Margaret’s Hospice Care.

The business was originally going to undertake the climb in 2020 to celebrate 20 years in business and raise money for the local charity but the trek was postponed due to the pandemic. Two years later, the

The Air-Seal team are holding a St Margaret's banner halfway up Mt. Snowdon

company has successfully raised over £3,500 exceeding the original goal of £2020.

“It has been fantastic to undertake this challenge, not only to raise money for such an altruistic charity, but also as a great team-building exercise” said Director, Kerstin Burnand. “We are so pleased to be able to present St. Margaret’s Hospice with this cheque and to thank them personally for their hard-work and compassion in caring for our loved ones during such a challenging time. We would also like to say a huge thank you to our generous sponsors who made this possible!”

The Air-Seal team celebrate with a well deserved pint in a local pub following the trek up Snowdon

The Air-Seal Products team have now recovered from the 1,085m hike in high winds and low visibility and are looking for their next challenge!

Quarterly Newsletter – Autumn 2022

Air-Seal Products Snowdon Charity Fundraiser

Snowdon Fundraiser
The Air-Seal team have conquered Mt. Snowdon in aid of St. Margaret’s Hospice this quarter. They embarked on a 6 hour hike up and back on the Llanberis path on the 1st OctoAir-Seal Products Snowdon Charity Fundraiserber to raise money for the local charity, raising a total in excess of £3000! Online donations will remain open until the 9th October, so if you wish to show your support then you can do so here.

Air-Seal in Australia!
Air-Seal AustraliaThe Air-Seal directors travelled to Australia this summer to visit with our Australian and New Zealand distributors. This visit was long overdue thanks to Covid but it was excellent to finally see how the tyre sealant businesses run on the other side of the world!

International ShowsInternational Construction Trade Shows
Plans are in motion for the team to attend multiple upcoming international construction trade shows including:
Bauma – Where export manager, Steve Jones, will be discussing new opportunities with potential distributors in Munich later this month.
The Big 5 – We will be exhibiting at the show in the beginning of December at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Conexpo – Held in Las Vegas where we will catch up with our US colleagues while exhibiting at the show!

Meet the Team!
Name: Hayley Nicholson
Hayley headshot - Punctures - Downtime - Air-SealPosition: Marketing Executive
Started at Air-Seal: January 2022
Enjoys: Paddle-boarding, horse riding, long coastal walks and curling up on the sofa with a good book!
What do you like about working at Air-Seal? Being challenged and expanding my knowledge within and outside of my role.
Looking forward to the most: Travelling with my partner in our newly converted van and continuing to support Air-Seal from Europe!
Biggest achievement this year: Having our demonstration video go viral on TikTok and Instagram. We have over 53 million views across both platforms! You can watch the video here.

Customer Focus
‘I have used Air Seal tyre sealant for a number of lawnmowers and it has worked flawlessly. Easy to apply, minimal fuss, and a little goes a long way. As an added benefit it is re-usable if needed, unlike other sealant products I have tried. C K Harrison at APF 2022I would highly recommend to anyone interested in reliable puncture prevention.’
Thank you to customer C K Harrison who left us this glowing testimonial following a catch-up at the APF forestry trade show.

Air-Seal tyre sealant FAQsQ: Will Air-Seal dry out and stick to the inside of the tyre?
A: No! Our range of premier tyre sealants are all water-washable, so when it is time to change the tyre, you can simply wash it out with water.. or better yet, scoop it out and re-use it!

See us at these upcoming shows…

Saltex – NEC Birmingham (2nd-3rd November 2022)
The Big 5 – Dubai (5th-8th December 2022)
LAMMA – NEC Birmingham (10th-11th January 2023)
Conexpo – Las Vegas (14th-18th March 2023)

If you would like to get in touch with us, call +44 (0)1823 674411 or email