Continental tires with ContiRe.Tex technology available across Europe

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Continental tires featuring ContiRe.Tex technology are now available to all dealers in Europe and will be widely available in the UK by the end of the year. The technology has been in series production since April 2022 and can completely replace the use of conventional polyester in the tire carcass.

Conti unveiled the specially developed ContiRe.Tex technology for the first time in September 2021. The polyester yarn in ContiRe.Tex is obtained from used PET bottles without any intermediate chemical steps or other recycling processes, making it considerably more efficient than other methods for processing PET bottles into high-performance polyester yarns. The bottles used for the technology come exclusively from regions without a closed recycling loop. A set of standard passenger car tires uses the material from around 40 recycled PET bottles. Tires with ContiRe.Tex technology have a special logo on the sidewall.

As the first tire maker to launch volume production of recycled polyester yarn obtained from PET plastic bottles in PCR tires, Continental aims to use only sustainable materials in its tire production by 2050 at the latest.

Currently, the technology is offered in three models, in five dimensions each: PremiumContact 6, EcoContact 6 and the all-season AllSeasonContact.

ContiRe.Tex was recently shortlisted for the Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence, which took place at Tire Technology Expo in Hannover last month. Continental won the coveted Tire Manufacturer of the Year award.

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Matt joined UKi Media & Events in 2014 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over 15 years and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ, Wired, Kipp Report and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he has been an editor since 2015, and began editing Tire Technology International in 2018. In 2020, he was appointed editor-in-chief of Tire, Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International and Wheel Technology International. He is also the chairman of the Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation & Excellence

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