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By TT News| Jan 05, 2022

Goodyear Develops Demonstration Tyre With 70 Percent sustainable materials

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has unveiled a demonstration tyre made of 70 percent sustainably-sourced materials.

The 70 percent sustainable-material content is made up of 13 different ingredients spread across 9 different tyre components. The company's new tyre features carbon black made sustainably from methane, carbon dioxide and plant-based oil. The new tyre uses soybean oil in place of petroleum-based oils that are used to make the tyres pliable in changing temperatures. The tyre further uses silica made from rice husk ash that helps improve grip and reduce fuel consumption. It additionally makes use of recycled technical grade polyester to be used as tyre chords. 

Chris Helsel, senior vice president – global operations and chief technology officer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, said, "We set an ambitious goal in 2020 to create a tyre made 100 percent from sustainable materials in 10 years, and our scientists and engineers have made great progress toward that goal. This is an exciting achievement that demonstrates our commitment to increasing the use of sustainable materials in our tyres." (TT)

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