Tire

Lehigh’s technically advanced Micronized Rubber Powder (MRP) product, PolyDyne™, is used in a wide range of passenger, commercial, and off-road tires. Applications include passenger OEM and replacement passenger, truck, bus, agricultural, motorcycle and OTR. In addition, PolyDyne™, is used in a variety of tire compounds including traditional carbon black, low rolling resistance silica based, and natural rubber.

PolyDyne™ is currently being incorporated into tires around the world, including in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. To date, nearly 500 million tires have been manufactured using Lehigh’s micronized rubber powder. Seven of the top ten tire companies use PolyDyne™ in more than over 40 plants in fifteen countries.

Benefits

  • Drive cost reduction, reducing raw material costs by up to 30 percent while maintaining performance and safety
  • Utilize a sustainable material recycling a precious commodity
  • Claim COsavings credits
  • Improve performance in certain applications

What Tire Companies Are Saying About PolyDyne™

Michelin
INNOVATE TO WIDEN OUR LEAD IN PRODUCT AND SERVICE PERFORMANCE
"Contribute to the development of a circular economy by increasing the percentage of renewable or recycled materials in our tires to 30%."
Source: https://www.michelin.com/eng/sustainable-development/performance-and-responsibility/ambitions-for-2020

Bridgestone
Recycled Ground Rubber
"Made from ground-up post consumer tires, it contributes to 5% of the tread compound in the Ecopia Tire"
Source: BridgestoneTire.com

Goodyear
"We have a number of efforts going on in that [sustainabilty] direction; one of them is to use recycled rubber" "We are already using recycled rubber."
- Goodyear Chief Technical Officer, Jean-Claude Kihn
Source: TireBusiness.com

Continental

•Innovative approach allows reuse of rubber scrap from production process
•Machine services most of European Continental tire plants

"While the steel is sold to be recycled outside the company, the rubber compound can be reused for tire production in Continental's plants."

Yokohama
"Percent usage of recycled rubber doubled between 2008 - 2016"
Source: Yokohama 2015 CSR Report

Sumitomo
"Our new eco-friendly tires, "ENASAVE 100"-the world's first* tires to be 100% free of fossil resources such as petroleum or coal"

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