Continental ContiRe.Tex: Tire components made from recycled yarn
Sustainable through recycling: A tire manufacturer Continental The polyester yarn used is obtained from PET plastic bottles in a newly developed process. Advantage for users and the environment: With the new method, the conventionally used polyester in the tire carcass can be completely replaced.
Recycling is to be expanded further
procedure is particularly efficient
The ContiRe.Tex process was presented back in September 2021. The polyester yarn can thus be obtained from used PET bottles without any special intermediate chemical steps. This makes it more efficient than other previously known methods of processing plastic bottles into polyester yarns. After mechanical shredding, it is further processed into the base material PET granulate, which is then extruded and spun into threads.