German AZuR presents "Ökobilanz", advocates tire retreading
Alliance for Tires of the Future (German "Allianz Zukunft Reifen or AZuR) and its network coordinator Christina Guth have set themselves the goal of no less than a tenfold increase in car tire retreads and an increase in truck tire retreads of over 40 percent over the next five years.
Retreading is good for the environment – this statement has now not only been confirmed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology (UMSICHT) on behalf of the Alliance for Tires of the Future (AZuR), but has also been substantiated with impressive figures. At the same time, the Institute has refuted the results of a study that is more than 20 years old and still has a negative impact on the market, according to which the obvious advantages of retreading at the level of CO2 emissions during production are at least equalized in the course of the second tire life, and by a supposed poorer rolling resistance of retreaded tires compared to new tires. The results of the current life cycle assessment raise hopes that retreading will become (even) more important on the market in the future, not least for car tires as well, as the NEUE REIFENZEITUNG magazine found out at an AZuR event.