South Korea’s Nexen Tire has unveiled its sustainable-material demonstration tyre composed of 52% sustainable materials as an example of the company’s activities in pursuit of sustainability.
The tyre maker says its experts used current and emerging technologies to engineer a sustainable tyre for vehicles. It is made of up of 44% renewable materials, including natural rubber, bio-based synthetic rubber, and silica derived from rice husk waste residue.
Another significant feature is that it is made of 8% recycled materials using polyester cord formed from recycled plastic PET bottles and bead wire derived from scrap iron using an electric arc furnace.
“This research demonstrates our commitment to becoming one of the most forward-thinking tire companies in terms of ESG,” stated a representative at Nexen Tire.
“We looked into new technologies and identified opportunities for the future. As a result, our team’s dedication demonstrated our ability to produce a tire with 52% sustainable raw materials. Nexen Tire’s innovation in building a better future continues,” he added.