Continental is the first tire manufacturer to immediately launch volume production of recycled polyester yarn which is obtained from PET plastic bottles in a new process.
Continental enables the use of reprocessed polyester obtained from recycled plastic bottles in its tire production as of 2022. The new sustainable polyester yarn will be obtained from PET bottles by a mechanical process and will be used in the construction of the tire carcass.
At the 2021 Movin’On Summit, Michelin is set to unveil a racing tire containing 46% sustainable materials, fitted to the GreenGT Mission H24 hydrogen-powered prototype developed for endurance racing.
Vehicle tires of course belong on the road, but they have also increasingly found their way into the road. That is made possible by recycled scrap tires and Vestenamer, a process aid manufactured by Evonik Industries.
Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. agreed to divest major portions of its chemical industrial products business unit to fellow other Japanese companies Nitta Corp. and Sekisui Chemical Co. Ltd. for undisclosed sums.
The European Commission has started antidumping investigation proceedings concerning imports of new and retreaded truck and bus tires from China.
Bridgestone Corp., together with Bridgestone Cycle Co., Ltd., has developed an airless bicycle tire as part of its "air free concept" technology.
Almost 70 representatives of international tire producers attended the KraussMaffei Berstorff plant tour in Hannover on 16 February 2016.
Sumitomo Rubber Industries has been examining the potential of Russian Dandelions as a new, alternative source of natural rubber.
Synthetic rubber market is expected to reach USD 45,767.1 million, expanding at CAGR of 5.1% from 2015 to 2023, according to Transparency Market Research.
Solvay is hosting a ceremony to mark the production launch of Highly Dispersible Silica (HDS) at its new state-of-the-art plant in Wloclawek, Poland.
Partnership between Braskem, Amyris and Michelin aims to develop and produce renewable isoprene for production of tire and other rubber applications.