At Kal Tire, we believe growing your fleet with retreads should help you achieve your goals for both performance, total cost of ownership and sustainability. We also know it’s important to be able to demonstrate your carbon reduction, and we want to do our part to inspire a greener future. That’s why we developed a third-party accredited carbon calculator and our Maple Program—to quantify and reward you for the fuel and carbon emissions you save by retreading.

Prove your environmental savings

Accredited and certified by SCS Global Services, an international leader in third-party environmental certification, our carbon calculator shares:

  • fuel and emissions saved in raw material consumption
  • fuel and emissions saved in production energy during the retreading process compared to the production of a new tire

The Maple Program uses that data to recognise customers with one to five stars according to tonnage or percentage of the fleet running retreads rather than new tyres.

Mining data to help you make a difference

In some regions, customers are mandated to reduce their carbon footprint. We knew it would be important for customers to gain process data they could use to demonstrate their efforts across every tire size at every retread facility. That’s why, as part of our carbon calculator research, we analysed more than 125,000 Kal Tire retreading production records spanning 20 years.

The Benefits to You

When we launched the Maple Program in 2019, we were inspired by retreading customers making an impact, but the benefits of retreading are many.

Prolong tire life

Where single-use tires go from the road to the scrap pile, premium tires can be retreaded—extending tire life by hundreds of hours.

Reduce tire operating cost per hour

Retreading is a cost-effective alternative to buying new tires, and you enjoy like-new performance.

Reduce your environmental impact and scrap

Giving your tires a second life reduces your carbon footprint compared to buying new because we use fewer raw materials and energy in our retread process. Retreading also saves tires from being sent to scrap piles.

Mining Magazine 2020 Award Winner

Mining Magazine 2020 Award Winner

The annual Mining Magazine Awards recognize outstanding companies, projects and technologies that have made a mark on the mining sector over the past year.

We are honoured to receive the award in the category of Environmental Excellence for our Maple Program.

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Learn more about how our Maple Program and carbon calculator can help your operation prove your carbon reduction efforts and keep tires out of the waste stream.