innovate products and processes;
assess new opportunities which may arise from ongoing research work.
We are constantly expanding our viewpoint in order to:
IS THE AVERAGE CONTRIBUTION OFFOUR TYRES
The research and development of innovative materials is essential in order to design and produce increasingly sustainable tyres which guarantee lower environmental impact, greater driving safety and at the same time production efficiency.
Innovation in the field of biomaterials represents an important asset as part of a Premium strategy.
We combine production needs with environmental objectives.
Ongoing collaboration with universities and organisations have allowed us to diversify the raw materials in favour of greater economic, environmental and social sustainability.
Products at the environmental finishing line: silica from rice husk
Silica is produced via a chemical process at a very high temperature
which involves the use of fossil fuels.
The husks act both as biomass for generating the heat energy necessary for the low-temperature process and as a source for the extraction of the material.
silica with high economic competitiveness
silica from renewable source
a saving in fossil energy
avoidance of CO2 emissions
Pirelli aims at satisfying with this technology 50% of its own internal
demand in Latin America by 2017