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    1. Michelin planning to convert German tire plant to 'cleantech' park

      HALLSTADT, Germany — Group Michelin plans to 'revitalize' the site of its tire plant in Hallstadt — due to close by early 2021 — by turning it into a 'clean-tech' light industry development center. Michelin disclosed in September 2019 it would shut the 49-year-old Hallstadt site by early 2021.

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    2. Pirelli Among Signatories of CFO Principles for Integrated SDG Investments and Finance Launched by The UN Global Compact CFO Taskforce

      UNITED NATIONS, New York, 21 September 2020 — The UN Global Compact CFO Taskforce today launched the first integrated, UN-backed principles for integrated SDG Finance and Investment. The principles seek to guide companies in aligning their sustainability commitments with credible corporate finance strategies to create real-world impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

      Released on the sidelines of the historic 75th session of the UN General Assembly, 34 Chief Financial Officers and C-suite Executives – members of the UN Global Compact’s CFO Taskforce – pin pointed four key areas that are relatively underserved but critical for SDG-aligned investments: SDG impact and measurement, integrated SDG strategies and investments, integrated corporate SDG Finance and integrated SDG communication and reporting.

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    3. Device to curb microplastic emissions wins James Dyson award

      A device that captures microplastic particles from tyres as they are emitted – and could help reduce the devastating pollution they cause – has won its designers a James Dyson award.

      The Tyre Collective, a group of masters students from Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art, scooped the UK prize of the international competition with their solution for the growing environmental scourge of tyre wear caused by road transport.

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    4. GPSNR’s new Policy Framework drives members commitment to sustainable rubber production and sourcing

      Singapore, 23 September 2020: On Wednesday, members of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) convened the annual General Assembly, which saw the approval of a members’ sustainability policy framework and the creation of a new membership category for smallholder producers of natural rubber.

      The newly approved policy framework will help GPSNR member companies, who account for almost 50% of global natural rubber volume, to establish or update strong supply chain sustainability commitments through their natural rubber purchasing policies, on all aspects of sustainability: economic, environmental, and social. Modeled around the Platform’s 12 Principles of Sustainable Natural Rubber, the new policy framework sets out eight overarching themes that include commitments to legal compliance, community livelihoods, healthy, functioning ecosystems (including no deforestation), and respecting all human rights.

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    5. 40 industry organisations call to postpone Substances of Concern in Products (SCIP) database in Europe

      Brussels, 21 September - ETRMA and a coalition of 39 industry organisations wrote a letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen calling for decisive action to solve implementation issues within the EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD), specifically the Substances of Concern in Products (SCIP) database.
      The signatories representing a very significant part of the European Economy request urgent resolution of implementation issues in a database designed to support the circular economy as expressed in the European Green Deal. This “SCIP” database is required by Article 9.1 of the updated Waste Framework Directive.

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    6. Hankook Tire & Sk Planet Develop Road Risk Detection Solution

      Hankook Tire & Sk Planet Develop Road Risk Detection Solution

      Hankook Tire announced that the company is collaborating with SK Planet to jointly develop a solution that preemptively detects potential hazardous risks on the road.

      Hankook Tire and SK Planet’s Road Risk Detection Solution analyzes road noise acquired from a moving vehicle through artificial intelligence and deep learning technology to identify potential risk factors on the road such as rainfall, snow, black ice, accidents, and other factors that may contribute to hazardous situations.

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    7. HEXPOL Launch Wire & Cable Compounds Portfolio

      International Polymer Compounding Group HEXPOL has brought together their expertise in various product areas and technologies to launch a comprehensive portfolio of wire and cable compounds. Based on high performance materials such as VMQ, advanced rubber technologies, additives and Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE).

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    8. TIA going online for Annual Meeting and SEMA Show events

      TIA going online for Annual Meeting and SEMA Show events

      The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is going online with its Annual Membership Meeting, Tire Industry Honors and educational sessions that originally were planned for this fall’s Global Tire Expo (GTE)/SEMA Show.

      Not only will these events now happen as Zoom events, but they will be held mostly on the same days they were scheduled had the in-person 2020 GTE/SEMA Show taken place.

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    9. Otr Tire Conference Registration Now Open!

      Otr Tire Conference Registration Now Open!

      If you want to tap into the who’s who of the global earthmover tire, retreading and service industries, the Tire Industry Association’s (TIA) annual Off-the-Road (OTR) Tire Conference is the place to be. Now in its 66th year, the event regularly attracts the industry’s movers and shakers, who come to network, learn, conduct business, swap ideas, reconnect and have some fun.

      Don’t let the golf tournament or leisure activities fool you. The event is all business, with a supplier’s

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    10. Kumho Tire’s Airless & Hybrid Tires Receive Design Awards

      Kumho Tire’s Airless & Hybrid Tires Receive Design Awards

      Kumho Tire has received the Finalist award at the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2020 in the transport device discipline for two of its future-oriented tires that are targeted at the next-generation car market.

      With its earlier wins at the iF Design Award in February and the Red Dot Design Award in March in addition to the IDEA Awards, the company has now achieved the feat of winning all of the world’s top three design awards for this year.

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    11. France to discuss alternative scenarios for Bridgestone plant | Reuters

      PARIS (Reuters) - The French government plans to discuss in two or three weeks time with all involved parties alternative scenarios for a French plant that tyre maker Bridgestone is considering closing, Junior Economy Minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher said on Monday. The French government is looking into options to try to save jobs and prevent the closure of the Bethune tyre plant in northern France that Japan's Bridgestone 5108.T plans to shut.

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    12. Continental launches high-mileage, low-consumption truck tires for regional use

      Automotive manufacturer Continental has launched its latest haulage tire range, the EcoRegional, which the company claims has the potential to significantly increase the efficiency of hauliers’ vehicles in regional transportation applications.

      According the Continental, high efficiency is achieved thanks to a new manufacturing process in combination with a new tread design for the steering axle coupled with a rubber compound optimized for rolling resistance for the drive axle.

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    13. Continental Renames Port Tires: TerminalMaster V.ply

      Continental Renames Port Tires: TerminalMaster V.ply

      Continental is changing the name of the StraddleMaster+ port tire to TerminalMaster V.ply.

       

      The decision is accompanied by an expansion of the tire’s application recommendations: Until now, the tire was primarily designed for the use on straddle carriers in the port. In tests in the laboratory and in real-life use at customer premises, the tire has also been recommended for use at airports and for heavy-duty transport in the industrial sector. With the TerminalMaster V.ply, all areas of application are now united under the new name.

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    14. Hankook Tire Offers Fall Classic Rebate

      Hankook Tire Offers Fall Classic Rebate

      With baseball season in full swing and the MLB postseason around the corner,  Hankook Tire , the Official Tire of Major League Baseball, announces that its 2020 Fall Classic Rebate will run from Sept. 18 – Oct. 31. The Fall Classic Rebate will offer consumers savings of up to $80 via a prepaid Mastercard with the purchase of four tires from select lines, including the brand new all-weather Kinergy 4S2 (H750).

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    15. The European tyre industry will contribute to achieve the new EU climate goals

      The European tyre industry will contribute to achieve the new EU climate goals

      Brussels, 17 September 2020 – The tyre industry welcomes the European Commission’s ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030. This announcement also affirms Europe’s determination to continue striving for more innovative and sustainable mobility solutions to advance common interests.

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