The polyester yarn obtained from recycled PET bottles for the first time and the tires that Continental started mass production with are now offered for sale all over Europe.
Technology company and premium tire manufacturer Continental offers tires with ContiRe.Tex technology, an indicator of the importance it attaches to sustainability, all over Europe. With this technology, polyester yarns obtained from recycled PET bottles without any intermediate chemical steps and not recycled in any other way are used in the production of Continental's tires. Continental offers consumers five sizes in three tire models, PremiumContact 6, EcoContact 6, and AllSeasonContact, an all-season tire, produced with polyester made from recycled PET bottles. Tires with ContiRe.Tex technology will be on the road in Turkey very soon.
Continental showcased its specially developed ContiRe.Tex technology in September 2021. Compared to other standard methods, production becomes much more efficient by converting PET bottles into high-performance polyester yarns. The bottles used in this technology are collected from areas where there is no recycling loop. Recycled material obtained from approximately 4 PET bottles is used for 40 standard passenger tires. Tires with ContiRe.Tex technology have a special logo on the side with the phrase "Contains Recycled Materials".