Apollo Tyres Develops Concept Tyre with 75% Sustainable Materials
The concept agricultural tyre uses recycled rubber, sustainable carbon black from end-of-life tyres, bio-based oil, recycled nylon and the bead wire processed with higher recycled content.
Gurgaon, India – Apollo Tyres has developed tires with 75% sustainable materials. This is aligned with Apollo Tyres’ sustainability roadmap of increasing the usage of sustainable raw material to 40% by 2030.
The concept Agriculture tires containing 75% sustainable materials, has 9 featured compounding ingredients in different components of the tires. This includes recycled rubber, sustainable carbon black from end-of-life tires, bio-based oil, recycled nylon and the bead wire processed with higher recycled content. The base polymers used for this tire, are GPSNR certified with bio-circular based feedstock.
Speaking on the concept tires, P K Mohamed, Chief Advisor, R&D, Apollo Tyres Ltd, said “This is a big milestone in the sustainability journey of Apollo Tyres. Being the early movers in this space, especially in India, and with investments in R&D and Manufacturing towards achieving the 40% sustainable material target by 2030, we have been able to develop this tire with 75% sustainable materials, which is now being tested extensively before being commercialized.”
This concept Agri tire was manufactured at Apollo Tyres’ Perambra plant in Kerala, in the southern part of the country, which happens to be company’s first manufacturing facility.