Directa PlusDirecta Plus logo has enterd an agreement with an Italian re-tread company to produce graphene-enhanced tyres for buses and trucks. A pilot program using G+ will start this year with a commercial launch planned for 2019.

Marangoni will work with Directa’s G+ compound to produce a bespoke product designed for specifically for commercial vehicle re-treads. A compound that incorporates G+ will increase grip, durability and fuel efficiency and extend the life of a tyre, as per Directa.

Dino Maggioni, Marangoni’s chief executive, added the use of graphene would mean a ‘quantum leap’ for the performance of its re-treading solutions.