Goodyear unveils tyre made from 63% renewable materials
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Sustainable development is one of the buzzwords at this year's IAA exhibition. The US tyre manufacturer Goodyear echoed this with its presentation of a truck tyre composed of 63% renewable materials.
The aforementioned 63% includes 20 different materials such as silica from rice husk ash, four types of carbon (extracted from methane, carbon dioxide, vegetable oil and oil from pyrolysis of discontinued tyres), polyester from recycled plastic bottles, and rapeseed oil.
Goodyear claims the rice husk silica boosts traction and reduces fuel consumption, while the technical polyester improves retreadability, Moreover, the extracted carbon components are said to increase tread life.
The eco-friendly tyre is marked with Goodyear’s “A” symbol, which means it is among the manufacturer’s most fuel efficient offerings.
It is not yet known when the tyres will go into production.