Breathing life into tires a second and even a third time is the basic idea behind the ContiLifeCycle approach (CLC). What has worked with glass and metals for decades is also possible for premium truck tires, with the world’s first fully integrated recycling and retreading plant in Hanover-Stöcken: an ultramodern, bright, and open production facility.
The ContiLifeCycle plant is the only production facility worldwide that unites tire recycling and retreading under one roof, thus setting new benchmarks in sustainability. Using a novel and proprietary process, Continental has succeeded in recycling rubber from used tires in such a way that the raw material will be directly returned into the production cycle for new or retreaded tires.
In the past, used tires were processed into technically inferior products, such as floor mats or were simply incinerated. Thanks to a special recycling method, it is possible to re-supply the valuable rubber to its original purpose in an efficient way.