ROMULUS, MICH. (Nov. 30, 12:30 p.m. ET) — Alliance Polymers has lent its support to a thermoplastic polyurethane tire chain designed for use in snow, mud or sand.
The durable chains, called GoClaws, are injection molded from a proprietary TPU, and are suitable for cars, trucks and snowmobiles, Alliance Polymers said in a Nov. 15 news release. The company is the primary materials supplier and technical molding resource for the manufacture of GoClaws and other related Advanced Traction Systems (ATS) company products.
Alliance Polymers said the patented product is easy to install and is “extremely durable.” The company claimed that in recent tests by ATS, the plastic tire chains continued to perform and showed little, if any, signs of wear, even after being driven on snow-covered and dry pavement more than 300 miles.
According to the company, a large portion of the success of the design is attributed to the high-quality and unique durability of the TPU from Romulus-based Alliance Polymers.
GoClaws and other vehicle traction products are designed and manufactured by Advanced Traction Systems Inc. of Cleveland, Tenn.