You might have seen these on your grocery run or in a warehouse. Tiny forklifts cruising by with its white tires rolling by. Contrary to popular belief, industrial tires do come in other colors than black (although it is the industry standard). The color black comes from the soot added to the rubber mixture and makes the tire more wear-resistant by absorbing heat and protecting the tyres from UV radiation. Of course, this ages the tires faster.
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Non-marking tires holds silica or chalk to prevent wear and the addition of anti-oxidants to the rubber protects the tires against UV radiation. These white tires leave a lot less marks on the ground due to its color. You can usually see them in warehouses containing food or hygiene products, especially in pharmaceutical and food processing units. Most countries’ regulations make it mandatory for these industries to use non-marking tires, solely for hygiene reasons.