ERJ staff report (DS)
Milan, italy -- Pirelli has signed a deal with Denmark-based Genan, which claims to be the world's largest tyre recycler, with the aim of using recycled rubber in tyres as a partial replacement for virgin rubber.
The story was revealed by Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, and confirmed by a spokesman for Pirelli at the Geneva Motor Show.
The spokesman said Pirelli has seen the rising price of natural rubber and is aiming to develop a process which can use very finely-ground rubber granulate in some tyre compounds.
The mid-term aim of the project is to develop a de-vulcanisation process which permits the post-consumer tyres to be used as a milled material in new tyres.
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Pirelli reinventa la gomma from Il Sole 24ore (Italian language)
Above story auto-translated into English from Italian
www.genan.eu (Home page of Genan)