Continental Tyres Made from Recycled PET Bottles are Available


Continental tyres with Polyester Made from Recycled PET now available throughout Europe.

ContiRe.Tex Has Become a Reality

Continental tyres containing polyester made from recycled PET bottles are now available to all dealers in Europe. Continental brought the so-called ContiRe.Tex technology, which can completely replace the conventionally polyester in the tyre carcass, into series production in April 2022. Currently, the tyre manufacturer offers three models in five dimensions each with polyester made from recycled PET bottles which is, the PremiumContact 6, the EcoContact 6 and the all-season tyre AllSeasonContact.

ContiRe.Tex technology for uses polyester yarn, which is obtained from used PET bottles without any intermediate chemical steps and not recycled in any other way. This makes the technology much more efficient than other standard methods for processing PET bottles into high-performance polyester yarns. The bottles used for the technology come exclusively from regions without a closed recycling loop. A set of standard passenger car tyres uses the material from around 40 recycled PET bottles. Tyres with ContiRe.Tex technology have a special logo on the sidewall (“Contains Recycled Material”).

About the author

Richard Wilson is a correspondent for The Tyreman. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, Commercial Tyre Business and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.


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