COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Specialty tire maker Global Rubber Industries (Pvt.) Ltd. (GRI) has begun production of the Green XLR Earth radial agriculture tire, which it is calling one of the world's first sustainable tire series for the agricultural segment.
The Green XLR Earth uses 37.5% sustainable materials, while being constructed to deliver superior function, performance and productivity for tractors globally.
The tire is designed in an earthy green color, and GRI said it is made with a high percentage of recycled carbon black to reduce its carbon footprint. It also incorporates renewable and sustainable soybean oil, which ensures that natural rubber maintains more of its original qualities to enhance the tire's overall performance.