Continental launches eco-friendly industrial lines
The Commercial Specialty Tire business unit of Continental Tire the Americas LLC is launching two brands of remolded industrial tires for sale in North America.
Both of the new lines, available in May, will offer forklift companies an environmentally friendly and lower cost product for forklift operations, the company says.
Under the Ameri*Steel brand, Continental is launching a full-size industrial solid tire in press-on band construction. Manufactured from recycled base bands and with new rubber, the Ameri*Steel line is offered in a standard black compound with a smooth tread design. The product is available in 11 core sizes and offers excellent stability with high load-carrying capacity.
“With the lowered cost from a recycled base and band, our new Ameri*Steel solid tires provide a green alternative for forklift operations,“ says Dr. Michael Andreas Maertens, managing director of Continental CST.
“This tire offers a viable solution for both your economic and environmental needs, and also provides the heavy-duty construction and stationary stability that forklift operators need.”
Designed with a traction tread pattern for the North American market, the new Astrum Blue line will be launched in 17 sizes for standard and Snap-In-Tire rims. This new super elastic solid tire is manufactured from recycled solid tire cores that are remolded with new rubber and a strong sidewall in a standard black compound.
Astrum Blue super elastic tires offer an environmentally friendly alternative by using the recycled cores, as well as low maintenance from their robust, puncture-resistant construction.
“Excellent for tough applications with a high risk of impact and cut damage, Astrum Blue solid tires are extremely stable, puncture-resistant and mountable on pneumatic tire rims,” says Maertens.