BOSTON—Cabot Corp. believes it can take tire industry sustainability further with its expanded line of Engineered Elastomer Composites (E2C). Initially launched with the aim of helping to create more sustainable off-the-road and mining tires, E2C now has application in retreading.
The composite already has been successful in the manufacture and operational use of retreaded 35-inch- and 63-inch-rim diameter tires in North and South America.
"Retreading is a prime example of the circular economy as worn tires are repaired for reuse rather than being disposed as waste," Cabot said in a new release. "As tire manufacturers and mining companies look to decrease their environmental footprints, retreading OTR tires can save tires from landfills and enable fleets to operate more sustainably."