Germany aims at supporting end-of-life tire retreading
German authorities have endorsed a tire retreading initiative from the Innovation Forum for Tire Recycling (AZUR) that is expected to commence soon. The organizers say that the program will last for two years. According to AZUR, the majority of funding (70 percent) will be provided by the DBU (German Federal Environment Foundation). All other costs needed for the program’s implementation are expected come from several crucial partners that include Marangoni Retreading Systems, Reifen Hinghaus GmbH, Kraiburg Austria and others. The expected program will assess the life cycle of retreaded end-of-life tires and rolling resistance measurements. The organizers of the new initiative are hopeful that it will help to promote the idea that retreaded tires are the perfect examples of sustainable products, and people’s attitude towards their use will become more positive as a result.