Apollo tyres partners with Tyromer Inc to supply recycled rubber material
New Delhi, Nov 23 (PTI) Apollo Tyres on Wednesday announced a sustainable material partnership with Tyromer Inc, which will supply recycled rubber material produced using environmentally sustainable processes to it.
Through the partnership, Tyre-Derived Polymer (TDP) will be used for new tyres. Tyromer Inc, through its Indian associate Tyromer India LLP, is committed to supplying recycled rubber material, the company said in a statement.
Tyromer is a leader in non-chemical devulcanisation of end-of-life tyres.
"This partnership with Tyromer is a step towards achieving our sustainability goals, and it also enables us to honour our Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)," Apollo Tyres Chief Advisor - R&D PK Mohamed said.
Producing new tyres using sustainable raw materials is currently the most efficient path to meet the company's circular economy goals, he added.
Apollo Tyres said using a tonne of TDP saves greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 4 passenger vehicles driven for a year, while producing a tonne of TDP requires less than 2 MWh of energy, compared to over 20 MWh required for new material. PTI RKL SHW SHW