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May 08, 2024
SMX shares results of industrial marking process for natural rubber used in vehicle and truck tires

SMX, a company that digitizes physical objects for the circular economy, has announced the successful completion of marking 21 tons of natural rubber sourced from Latin America, tracing its journey from tree to tire.

The program involved marking the rubber at the tree in Latin America, followed by processing and manufacturing in the region. Farmers applied the SMX marker to the cup lump during the harvesting process before transferring it to the manufacturing center, where 42 tons of latex were converted into 21 tons of natural rubber. The rubber bales were then sent to tire manufacturing facilities to produce commercial car, truck and lorry tires.

Afterward, the tires underwent evaluation, which SMX says revealed a 100% success rate in verifying the origin of the natural rubber. SMX says this substantiates its verification technology, showing full traceability and data integrity throughout the entire supply chain, from tree to tire.

The company stated: "We are delighted to have been able to demonstrate SMX's value to deliver total supply chain authentication and traceability from tree to tire. We look forward to further developing our solutions across the global supply chain for the automotive industry".

"This is the third solution for natural rubber delivered by SMX, spanning bicycle tires, engine mounts and internal materials - and now car and truck tires. We continue to strive to support the industry in standardization for reporting on natural rubber sourcing".

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