GRI takes a lead in being open about its use of recycled materials in new tyres
In recent years, the tyre manufacturing industry has witnessed a paradigm shift towards sustainable practices, products, and eco-friendly solutions. GRI is increasing its efforts in utilising recycled carbon black (rCB) for compounding and its speciality tyre production. The achievements of GRI in recent years highlight a strong commitment to sustainability and innovation within our industry.
An initiative that has gained significant traction is the utilisation of recycled carbon black (rCB) as a promising alternative to traditional fossil-based virgin carbon black. rCB offers a unique opportunity to reduce the environmental impact of tyre production while maintaining crucial physical properties that ensure the safety, strength, and resilience of speciality tyres.
By utilising RCB for regular compound production, GRI has showcased the transformative power of sustainable choices. This accomplishment signifies a conscious decision to reduce environmental impact while maintaining the high standards of quality and performance that GRI speciality tyres are renowned for.
“GRI’s decision to substantially decrease the utilisation of virgin carbon black and instead harness the power of RCB for the premium material handling tyre brand ULTIMATE GREEN XT as well as the radial agriculture tyres the GREEN XLR EARTH series is true evidence of GRI’s visionary approach to making a positive impact on the planet. This endeavour goes beyond traditional tyre development and considers the full lifecycle impact of the product from manufacturing to end-of-life disposal”, said Dr Mahesha Ranasoma, CEO of GRI.
GRI has pioneered the adoption of rCB, and our efforts have returned impressive results such as the establishment of premium suppliers for rCB. These partnerships are a witness to the corporate dedication of sourcing top-tier materials that meet the standards demanded by the tyre industry.
GRI’s exploration of rCB integration goes beyond the laboratory; it encompasses a strategic vision of aligning tyre production with responsible manufacturing. GRI is paving the way for a future where recycled materials are seamlessly integrated into tyre compounds, transforming the way tyres are produced and consumed.