Positive field testing for GRI’s Green XLR Earth series

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GRI’s recently launched Green XLR Earth series of tires has completed six months of field tests in Germany. The tires incorporate an impressive 78.6% of sustainable materials, including pure natural rubber sustainably sourced from Sri Lankan rubber farmers.

The Green XLR Earth tires represent a significant leap forward in GRI’s commitment to environmental stewardship, optimizing the use of recycled carbon black, reclaimed rubber, highly dispersible silica, soybean oil and bio-sourced cellulose fibers. The use of bio-sourced soybean oil, combined with next-generation HD silica, improves fuel economy and extends tire life. These technological advancements, plus the use of environmentally friendly raw materials and processes, reduce the environmental impact of the tire series and offer performance enhancements such as low abrasion loss, better durability, reduced soil compaction and decreased rolling resistance for improved fuel consumption.

The Earth series tires have undergone extensive testing in various regions, including Germany, Spain and the UK, and have received excellent feedback from farmers and industry experts.

“GRI has always been committed to pushing the boundaries of innovation while prioritizing sustainability,” said Prabhash Subasinghe, managing director of GRI. “The Earth series represents a significant milestone in our journey to make a positive impact on our planet, where we have seamlessly blended cutting-edge technology with eco-friendly materials. The exceptional performance and positive feedback received reaffirm our commitment to delivering superior specialty tires that meet the evolving needs of farmers worldwide.”

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Matt joined UKi Media & Events in 2014 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over 15 years and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ, Wired, Kipp Report and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he has been an editor since 2015, and began editing Tire Technology International in 2018. In 2020, he was appointed editor-in-chief of Tire, Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International and Wheel Technology International. He is also the chairman of the Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation & Excellence

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