Marangoni ties up with Directa Plus
Retreading company Marangoni has entered into a strategic collaboration agreement with Directa Plus, producer and supplier of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets. Both these companies will work together to develop the Directa’s Graphene Plus (G+) to improve the performance of Marangoni compounds in truck and bus tyre retreading. Besides, Directa’s patented production process is 100% chemical free.
Directa Plus graphene-based products are natural, chemical-free, sustainably produced and tailored to specific customer requirements for commercial applications such as smart textiles, tyres, composite materials and environmental solutions.
“The collaboration with Directa Plus is aimed at doing a quantum leap for the performance of our retreading solutions by perfecting the use of graphene. We strongly believe that joining forces with them will allow us to shorten our time to market in our quest of providing products having superior durability and rolling resistance as well as outreach our environmental sustainability roadmap,” said Dino Maggioni, Chief Executive Officer of Marangoni.
Directa Plus will commence work immediately with Marangoni to develop a bespoke G+ product to be used in Marangoni’s specialist rubber compounds in the tyre retreading sector. It will improve the performances of retreaded tyres, and obviously of the retreading materials, by increasing grip, durability and fuel efficiency, says the company.
“Our team already has experience of successfully tailoring and developing bespoke G+ to enhance commercially available tyres. We look forward working with Marangoni to move to market the latest ideas we developed for tyre applications and thereby helping to reduce the environmental impact of tyre disposal around the world,” said Giulio Cesareo, Chief Executive Officer of Directa Plus.