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Tire Cologne 2022: tires, recycling, sustainability

Apart from new tire technologies, sustainability is the central element of Tire Cologne 2022 from May 24th to 26th. On the so-called “Boulevard of Sustainability” everything revolves around environmentally friendly production, retreading, recycling and raw materials. Innovative exhibits, current studies and new impulses from the industry are presented here.

Around 600,000 tons of old tires per year

An important topic is the disposal of used tires. Every year in Germany alone, around 600,000 tons of used tires are generated from cars, trucks, motorcycles, agricultural tractors and earthmoving machines. The used tire disposal company is the first service provider who has to ensure that the tires end up in the right recycling channels. Tires are not waste, should not be thrown away and must be recycled. How this is done will be shown at the ZARE action area in Hall 7 / Stand D 49.

Lectures and discussions: As in 2018 (image), trends and technologies will be presented at the ZARE action area.


New label for retreaded tires

In addition, the Global Retreading Conference of the European retreading association BIPAVER is dedicated to a panel discussion of retreading as a mainstay of the circular economy in the tire sector, as well as the planned introduction of a tire label for retreaded truck and bus tires. The event will take place on the first day of the fair, May 24, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Congress Center North.

Events related to sustainability

The TIRE Recycling Forum on May 25th on the TIRE Stage in Hall 6, organized by the trade journal Tire & Rubber Recycling in cooperation with Koelnmesse, will be dedicated to the topic of sustainability in two sessions. Session 1 from 12pm to 1:20pm is titled “The Role of Recycling in Tire Manufacturing Sustainability” and will address the increasing importance of sustainability and the key role that recycling plays in this regard. Session 2 from 1:40 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. is entitled “Developing Technologies and Future Prospects in Tire Recycling”. Well-known speakers discuss the importance of the latest developments in tire recycling technology for the entire market landscape.

From the trade fair to the internet: Events on the central TIRE Stage are streamed and can later be called up as videos.


Live streaming and video on demand

The TIRE Stage is the stage on which many of the industry-relevant topics are dealt with: In addition to the already mentioned Recycling Forum on the central trade fair topic of sustainability, topics such as fleet management or digitization are discussed here in individual sessions in cooperation with partners.

The entire program of the TIRE Stage will be streamed live and is also available as video on demand on THE TIRE COLOGNE’s website. In the afternoon of the first day of the fair, the TIRE Fleet Forum will take place on the TIRE Stage with presentations and panel discussions from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. As in 2018, ETM Verlag will host a special fleet forum in 2022 with interesting specialist lectures and panel discussions for fleet managers and workshop operators.

New technologies in recycling

At the Tire Cologne 2022 tire fair, various companies will present their services relating to tires and their environmentally friendly disposal. In hall seven, visitors can find out more about the disposal of used tires. Managing Director Hanna Schöberl from Kurz Karkassenhandel will provide information on new technologies in the field of recycling at the panel discussion “AZuR – A second life for old tires”. You can find all events of Tire Cologne 2022 here.

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