Effetto Mariposa launches Végétalex, a plant-based biodegradable tire sealant to fix punctures. The sealant contains finely ground olives stones as repairing ingredients.
Végétalex contains only plant-based particles and fibers -finely ground olive stones and cellulose fibers - to deliver puncture clogging effect. The sealant mix is held together by xanthan gum (produced from simple sugars), fixes punctures ranging from small tire porosities to bigger cuts (up to 5 mm) fast and in a permanent way.
Sealant Suitable for Inner-tube Applications
Végétalex has a long ‘active’ lifespan inside tires, starting from three months in worst-case scenarios (very porous tires in hot weather and small quantity of sealant). Végétalex keep repairing punctures for more than six months inside most tires. This property makes the sealant suitable for inner-tube applications.
Végétalex has been finely tuned to obtain a high mobility, so that a small quantity goes a long way in terms of coverage of the inner surface of the tire. Végétalex does not get damaged using CO2 cartridges.
Non-toxic and Non-corrosive Sealant
Végétalex does not contain ammonia or other aggressive chemicals. The sealant is non-toxic and non-corrosive. The sealant does not contain macro or micro plastics, rubber particles and aramid fibers.
Végétalex is ideal for e-bikes. The sealant does not contain pigments or quickly solidifying polymers, so it is easily removed from surfaces. Even when dry the sealant can be cleaned with soapy water and a brush.