Accelerate the path to net-zero carbon with eco-friendly tires powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform.
The pressure to reduce global carbon emissions by 45%1 by 2030 has pushed many mobility industry players toward urgent climate action. Tire manufacturers are no exception. As tires are essential to transportation, effective circular economy initiatives must be implemented quickly and for good reasons.
Over 1.6 billion2 new tires are produced yearly, with around 1 billion waste tires generated. The industry recycles only 100 million tires each year. Since tires do not decompose, they pose a real environmental threat by releasing harmful chemicals and greenhouse gases.
Enter the revolutionary sustainable tires. These smart tires – produced from sustainable materials and through green technologies – will tip tire manufacturers back onto the sustainability track while driving home the Paris Agreement to have 100% sustainable materials in tires by 2050.
In our ebook, learn more about accelerating the path to sustainable tires in three easy steps powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform.
Reinvent next-generation sustainable tires with a digital-driven roadmap.
Sustainable tires use fewer natural resources and are produced through energy-efficient processes. They are designed to lower rolling resistance, which means less engine power is required to rotate the tires, thus, emitting less carbon into the environment while increasing fuel efficiency.
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The rising trend in Connected, Autonomous, Shared, Electric (CASE) vehicles pushes up per-vehicle utilization. This means tires in each vehicle will run an extended mileage and need to last longer than they can today. Sustainable tires' improved performance and durability can meet this challenge by extending tire use and minimizing replacements.
Digital solutions can reduce global emissions by up to 20%4. An integrated digital approach in tire engineering with Dassault Systèmes' 3DEXPERIENCE platform enhances speed, reduces waste and explores renewable energy sources.
Data, such as tread designs, shared across teams accelerates product development and creates new business models. It offers a single source of truth for speedy collaboration while preventing information silos. As such, teams are better aligned to go to the market faster with tires that meet industry needs and standards.
Testing tires within broad parameters under variable conditions, such as high and low temperatures, is usually costly and time-consuming. An integrated tire design and engineering solution offers multiple virtual iterations and optimization to meet performance targets while reducing cost by eliminating the need for physical prototypes.
Measuring the environmental impact from end to end — including weaving eco-design principles and low-carbon practices in lifecycles — sets tire manufacturers on the right circular economy journey. Embedding LCA with the virtual twin is a powerful way to predict, address and mitigate any environmental risks early on.
Collaboration on a single platform ensures energy efficiency and material optimization from end to end. Currently, manufacturing and production consume 54% of the world's energy and produce 20% of global CO2 emissions5 — turning sustainable manufacturing into an imperative in sustainable tire production.
Collaborating on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform ensures circular goals are met throughout the tire's lifecycle.
For example, easy design space exploration, automation and integration of tools help reduce carbon footprint by accelerating validation time from days and weeks to mere hours while keeping designs accurate to minimize waste. In some cases, automated design creation from templates speeds up the tire design process by 15 to 30%.
In tire manufacturing, collaborating on the platform help manufacturers gain speed, transparency and efficiency to reduce carbon and waste across operations and the value network.
A digital thread helps manufacturers ensure that whatever goes into a tire can be renewed or reused. Apart from closing the circularity loop from the start, other circular economy initiatives in tire disposal and recycling include:
As climate regulations tighten, sustainable tires will be on top of every tire manufacturer's net-zero carbon agenda. Getting a tight grip on circularity from end to end with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can help tire manufacturers achieve their sustainability goals.
1Source: “Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts” by United Nations
2Source: “Global Tire Recycling Market Analysis 2025” by Goldstein Market Intelligence
3Source: “Green Tires” by GFEI
4Source: “Digital solutions can reduce global emissions by up to 20%” by World Economic Forum
5Source: “How manufacturing can thrive in a digital world and lead a sustainable revolution” by World Economic Forum
6Source: “What’s the Cost of Poor Collaboration? (survey results)” by Tech-Clarity
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