The Leading Journal for the Tyre Recycling Sector

The Leading Journal for the Tyre Recycling Sector

Enviro to Supply Nokian with rCB

Nokian Tyres has made a long-term purchase agreement with a Enviro as part of a plan to increase the share of recycled and renewable raw materials in tyres to 50 per cent by 2030

The company started to use Enviro’s recovered carbon black in a commercial product line in 2022 and the new deal enables its increased use.

Antin Infrastructure Partners and Scandinavian Enviro Systems plan is to establish recycling plants across Europe with capacity to recycle up to 1m tons of tyres annually by 2030. The first plant, in Sweden, is expected to be fully operational by 2025. Deliveries to Nokian Tyres will begin in 2026. Enviro is partially owned by tyre-giant Michelin, which has licence agreements with Enviro for OTR recycling in Chile.

“The emissions from manufacturing recovered carbon black are over 90 per cent lower than those from virgin carbon blacks,” said Juha Hietalahti, head of procurement at Nokian Tyres.

“When introducing new raw materials in tyres, one of the most demanding tasks is to find the right balance between raw material selection and tyre properties, as the use of recycled or renewable materials must not impair safety characteristics.”