Continental first to launch tyres with sustainable materials

Continental is the First Manufacturer to Launch Series Tyre with a Very High Share of Sustainable Materials
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  • UltraContact NXT is made of up to 65 percent share of renewable, recycled and ISCC PLUS mass balance certified materials
  • Ferdinand Hoyos, Head of Business Area Replacement Tires EMEA: “At Continental, safety, performance, and sustainability go hand in hand. With the UltraContact NXT we deliver on our ambitious sustainability goals”

Middle East, June 21, 2023. Continental today presented its most sustainable series tyre to date – the UltraContact NXT. With up to 65 percent renewable, recycled and mass balance certified materials, it combines a remarkably high share of sustainable materials with maximum safety and performance. Continental is the first manufacturer to launch a tyre with both a high share of sustainable materials and maximum EU tyre-label performance in volume production. All 19 sizes available will carry the highest possible rating (“A”) of the EU tyre label in rolling resistance, wet braking, and exterior noise. The UltraContact NXT will be available for tyre dealers in Europe this July.

Using Sustainable Materials for the UltraContact NXT Tyre Series

“At Continental, safety, performance, and sustainability go hand in hand. With the UltraContact NXT, we deliver on our ambitious sustainability goals. This development represents a significant leap forward and demonstrates our technological leadership as well as our strong commitment to both sustainability and safety,” says Ferdinand Hoyos, Head of Continental’s Business Area Replacement Tires EMEA. He adds: “With its impressive performance, the UltraContact NXT pushes sustainability to the NXT level.”

Depending on its tyre size, the UltraContact NXT is made from up to 65 percent renewable, recycled and mass balance certified materials. Renewable materials stand up to 32 percent. The proportion of recyclable materials is up to five percent. Furthermore, Continental sourced an amount of up to 28 percent ISCC PLUS mass balance approach certified materials from bio, bio-circular and/or circular feedstock.