Triangle’s retreading operation gains green credentials
In December 2011 Triangle’s retreading operation, which at this point was running at 200,000 units a year was recognised as one of Shandong Province’s top 10 “Circular Economy Demonstration Projects” by Shandong provincial government. Triangle’ rubber products centre in Weihai, Shandong Province, is also known as production base number 3. This site has the capacity to produce 10 million rubber flaps and inner tubes, 5000 tonnes of rubber powder and 500,000 retreads a year.
According to the company, since 2004, Triangle Group has regarded “circular economy” – or sustainable business – as a key part in its business development. Triangle reports that it built the first tyre retreading production line in the Chinese tyre industry using international advanced tyre retreading technology. In 2009, Triangle established and implemented the Low-carbon Economy, a green manufacturing model to actively develop green products.