Pirelli Launches Recycled Tyres

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Pirelli has launched the Cycl-e range of tyres incorporating recycled rubber

Pirelli has taken the step of producing tyres made from recycled rubber. The tyres won’t be found on passenger cars or trucks any time soon though. These tyres, the Cycl-e range, are specifically designed for electric bicycles.

Recycled Tyres Launched by Pirelli

The Cycl-e range was presented at the annual Eurobike fair, which took place in September in Germany. Pirelli presented three models, available in "sport" and "standard" models, developed with a view to sustainability and the circular economy. E-bike tyres incorporate rubber from recycled end of life Pirelli tyres.

The company explained in a press release "Precisely because Pirelli is engaged in sustainable mobility, the tyres of the Cycl-e line have been developed and manufactured using a compound that includes rubber powder: Tyres are taken from the ELT feedstock and processed to produce a fine powder. The selected powders are re-generated and reused in the polymer matrix. Particular attention is also paid to maximising the use of natural rubber, a renewable raw material ".

The tyres are constructed with two different compounds for the tread and the carcass, in order to optimise grip and protection against punctures.

About the author

Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.

 

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