The fight against global warming mobilizes all sectors of the economy, including the tire sector. Manufacturers need to work harder to reduce their use of polluting materials, and Goodyear is on the right track.
Reducing the use of polluting materials while maintaining the same properties is the objective that Goodyear has set itself: the tire specialist has set itself the goal of marketing the first 100% sustainable tire by 2030. This goes through stages and the last step is essential, since the new passenger car demonstration tire developed by the company contains 90% sustainable materials.
90% sustainable materials in a tire
This model includes 17 ingredients in 12 of its components. For example, carbon black, which is used to reinforce the rubber compound, is made not by burning petroleum products but from methane, carbon dioxide, vegetable oil and pyrolysis oil from tires. at the end of life. All this contributes to the reduction of carbon emissions and promotes the circular economy.
The tire also uses soybean oil, which helps maintain the supple qualities of the rubber compound in varying temperatures. Rice husk ash (RHA silica), a by-product of rice processing that is often thrown away, is also used in this tire to improve grip and reduce fuel consumption. Polyester is the product of recycling plastic bottles…
Goodyear already incorporates some of these sustainable materials into its conventional tire lines (such as soybean oil). The manufacturer will also market a tire containing up to 70% of these materials: you can register on this site to be notified of its launch. This demonstration model serves to prove that Goodyear has the capacity to go even further in the design of a green tire.