In late 2016, Matthew J Brax decided to travel the United States of America and eventually settled in the great state of Colorado. After numerous tire problems while traveling the country, he was sure that there had to be a better way to make tires. One day in a store, the artist was looking at car magazines on a shelf. He noticed the shelf swayed back and forth, but was still strong & flexible. Remembering the legend of Jenney, an engineer he heard about while kayaking the Chicago river, the answers started forming. Legend has it that Jenny solved the problem of burning buildings after the Great Chicago Fire. He first suspected that an iron skeleton could hold up a building when Jenney saw his wife place a heavy book on top of a small birdcage. For years after, Brax would research and develop prototypes and continue his work throughout the pandemic.
The Home Insurance Building weighed only a third as much as it would have in stone. Photograph: Corbis
For obvious reasons, when the New York Home Insurance Company wanted a new Chicago headquarters in the city downtown, they wanted it fireproofed, but they also wanted the building large. Jenney’s metal-framed design won their open contest, thanks to the fire-resistance of its materials and added protection.
Molact Tires don’t rely on air pressure for structural integrity. They were developed to withstand harsh environments, be eco friendly, and provide information to keep people and our planet safe. Whether you are worried about a sustainable future for our earth, or are more interested in advancing energy efficient ways to travel, Molact Tires are always the right choice.
Tires can contribute to environmental problems and impact the Earth in several ways:
Resource Extraction and Manufacturing: The production of tires involves extracting and processing raw materials, such as rubber from rubber trees, oil for synthetic rubber, and various chemicals. The extraction and manufacturing processes can result in habitat destruction, deforestation, and pollution.
Air Pollution during Production: The manufacturing process of tires can release pollutants into the air, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other harmful chemicals. These emissions can contribute to air pollution and have adverse effects on human health and the environment.
Energy Consumption: The production of tires requires a significant amount of energy. The extraction, processing, and transportation of raw materials, as well as the manufacturing process itself, contribute to energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Waste Generation: Tires pose a significant waste management challenge. When tires reach the end of their life, they can become a source of environmental pollution if not disposed of properly. Improperly discarded tires can accumulate in landfills or illegal dumpsites, leading to habitat disruption and potential leaching of harmful substances into the soil and water.
Fire Hazards: Large tire piles can be susceptible to fires, which are difficult to control and extinguish. Tire fires release toxic smoke and pollutants into the air, posing a threat to air quality and human health.
Microplastic Pollution: Tires wear down over time due to friction with the road surface, releasing tiny particles known as microplastics. These microplastics can enter water bodies, soil, and the air, contributing to environmental pollution.
MolAct (Molecular Active) Tires & ReCo (Reactive Compound) Technology are comprised of advanced proprietary materials. An average of 1-2 pounds of pressure is lost or gained for every 10 degrees of temperature change, decreasing optimal roll resistance. Molact Tires has developed a working system that is now patented. Contact us us today to learn more!
Early prototypes using SMA (Shape Memory Alloys) showed promise for additional support during weather change. After 11 different prototypes, we have developed a portfolio of working materials and a working system for development.
We are raising funds to advance our prototypes and test the technology at high speeds and under extreme conditions. For this, we plan to spend the funds on injection molds and ReCo (Reactive Compound) Technology.
Did you know that Lego is the largest distributor of tires?
Molact Tire and Reco Tech can be made to fit anything from golf carts to airplanes!
While production costs can be expensive, due to all of the sizes of tires, the materials per ounce are relatively similar.
Molact Tires is a licensing company who owns our own technology. Molact Tires has patents in the United States and China. Also patent pending in over 20 other countries. We have working prototypes, proven materials, and advanced manufacturing methods.