Nexen Tire unveils demonstration tire made of up to 52% sustainable materials

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On a pathway toward becoming more sustainable, Nexen Tire has announced that it has developed a demonstration tire that features up to 52% sustainable materials. The company’s engineers used a variety of current and emerging technologies to design the product.

Nexen’s latest demonstration tire consists of up to 44% renewable materials, including natural rubber, bio-based synthetic rubber and silica derived from rice husk waste residue. Furthermore, the product is made from 8% recycled materials, with polyester cord formed from recycled plastic PET bottles and bead wire recycled 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,” commented a Nexen Tire representative. “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.”

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