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The manufacturing process of traditional rubber tires

The manufacturing process of traditional rubber tires requires eight to nine steps. A single piece of tire requires numerous hours of production including labor, materials and resources consumed during the manufacturing period. This waste of resources and is no longer needed.

1


Rubber
sheeting
 

2


Steel wire
extrusion
 

3


Steel wire ring
extrusion and
cutting

4


Cord yarn
adhesive
application

5


Cord yarn
cutting
 

6


Tread
compound extrusion
and cutting

7


Tread
compound extrusion
and cutting

8


Green tire
formation
 

9


Vulcanizing
formation
 

Molding-injection engineering

NEXO bicycle tires are manufactured via the production method of integrated injection molding such that one piece of tire can be produced in a single step.


The manufacturing process of traditional rubber tires requires eight to nine steps. A single piece of tire requires numerous hours of production including labor, materials and resources consumed during the manufacturing period. This waste of resources and is no longer needed. The manufacturing process of traditional rubber tires Because the NEXO bike tire is made in an automated one-step injection molding process it only takes about 30 minutes to produce a tire from raw materials. This is why the procedure of NEXO bike tires saves on staff and even importantly on energy and resources.

A leap in material,

an elimination in waste.

Problems of old tires


Traditional tires are prone to blowouts, punctures, deflation and cracks. Millions of tons of disposed bicycle tires are produced every year worldwide, and the number of abandoned bicycles due to unusable tires is also countless. Even those countries and cities that consider themselves eco-friendly for offering bike commuting solutions still encounter these tire waste issues.


disposed tires
1.3 billion
fill up
8 Empire State buildings
The total amount of discarded bicycle tires worldwide is equivalent to Eight Empire State buildings

The total amount of discarded bicycle tires worldwide is approximately 10 million tons. With the average of 750g per tire, it can be calculated that there are approximately 1.3 billion tires disposed every year, which can fill up 8 Empire State buildings.

A leap in material, an elimination in waste.


Through chain chemical bonding, the NEXELL polymer material fortifies the stability of the NEXO bike tires against reactions with moist or ozone (active oxygen, O3) in the environment, which are known to cause hydrolysis and cracking. Moreover, the burst-proof, non-pneumatic NEXO bike tires have been tested to maintain durability for more than 5,000 km treading. Longer product life in the bike tires means infrequent replacement and hence fewer waste tires.

Complex material

with simple recycle.


NEXELL, for eco-friendly recycling


NEXO uses NEXELL (the material) to satisfy the need for comfort; however, another advantage is how easy and simple this product is to recycle


NEXELL inside NEXO tire

The NEXELL polymer material that comprises the NEXO bike tires are carefully formulated with more than 3 types of polymers. The support, grip (friction) and durability required for smooth biking are achieved without further combination with different materials. When disposing, simply remove the T-Bolt clasps and the tires can be easily fragmented for simple, eco-friendly recycling process.


Materials of traditional rubber tires

Traditional rubber tires are constructed by parts of four materials including the tread compound (rubber), puncture resistant layer (rubber), cord yarn layer (nylon) and steel wire (metal). Therefore, during recycling, such four different materials are required to be separated first in order to be recycled individually for further utilization, which is extremely time consuming.