1. Articles in category: Environment & Sustainability

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    1. Michelin to pursue sustainable motorsport despite Formula E exit

      Michelin motorsport director Matthieu Bonardel has given his reaction to the announcement of a changing of the guard in the world’s premier battery-powered single-seater racing series. Despite Hankook’s move to replace Michelin as Formula E tyre supplier after the 2021/2022 season, the French manufacturer continues to believe that “sporting competition and sustainable mobility are inextricably linked.” Michelin was the tyre inaugural supplier to Formula E, which began in 2014/15, and has actively shaped the series as exclusive tyre partner ever since.

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    2. Recycled rubber infill material has a role to play in a Circular Economy

      The European new Green Deal is in line with a vision for a Circular Economy that the tyre industry has been pioneering for decades. Europe, the largest net importer of natural resources in the world, loses 95% of the material value during the first use cycle. By using the resources we already have, we can decouple the European economy from the need of new resources. The recycling of tyres is recognized for its success with over 95% collection rate and a 62% material recovery rate.

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    3. Tires and wheels can have a huge affect on electric car range

      When driving an electric car, it's important to consider the only part of the vehicle that actually touches the road. Tires can have a major impact on electric car range. Automakers often fit electric cars with low-rolling resistance tires to maximize range, albeit often at the expense of handling, as these tires offer less grip than conventional...

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    4. Cabot Completes Placement of Air Emission Control Equipment

      Cabot Corporation CBT recently announced a significant achievement in its project at Franklin, LA site in the United States. Management stated that the company received all its major emission control equipment and positioned the same for completion on site as of Jun 2020.

      Notably, Cabot is the first carbon black manufacturer to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in conjunction with the national enforcement initiative of EPA to control air emissions from carbon black producing facilities.

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    5. Continental Tires Bundles Sustainability Activities in New Department

      ​​​​​​​Hanover, June 19, 2020. For many years now, Continental’s Tire business area has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the area of sustainability and has now bundled all activities and projects in a newly created department under the leadership of Claus Petschick as part of its “Vision 2030” strategy program. As Head of Sustainability, he is responsible since April 1, 2020 for the strategic direction and worldwide steering of all sustainability projects, and in this role reports directly to Christian Kötz, Head of the Tire business area and Member of the Executive Board of Continental AG.

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    6. Emterra Group continues to be named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers

      In a national competition designed to identify and showcase Canada’s Greenest Employers, Emterra Group continues to be included in this select category. Emterra is also leading the way in the waste resource recovery and recycling industry as the only organization in the sector to be selected for the award which is granted to some of Canada’s largest and most forward-thinking companies. This is the fifth consecutive year that Emterra Group has won this award.

      “At Emterra Group, we have a saying, ‘think innovatively, transform waste into resources.’ For more than 40 years we have been reshaping the way consumers, businesses and municipalities manage waste,” explains Emmie Leung, Founder and CEO of Emterra Group. “We work every day to be a positive example of environmental stewardship for our employees, our customers, our communities and the environment.” 

       

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    7. Hankook wins platinum medal for CSR engagement, sustainability

      Hankook wins platinum medal for CSR engagement, sustainability

      Tyre manufacturer Hankook has received a platinum medal for its corporate social responsibility (CSR) engagement. The medal was awarded by the French rating agency Ecovadis in particular recognition of Hankook’s sustainability initiatives. The medal is awarded to companies in the top one per cent of their industry sector.

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    8. Denka Performance Elastomer Achieves 85% emissions reduction

      LAPLACE, LA – The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality acknowledged in a letter to Denka Performance Elastomer that its St. John the Baptist Neoprene facility completed the voluntary emissions reduction program it outlined with the state, achieving “an 85 percent reduction of chloroprene emissions.”

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    9. NR supplier Halcyon Agri, WWF to set up rubber trust fund

      NR supplier Halcyon Agri, WWF to set up rubber trust fund

      SINGAPORE — Natural rubber (NR) supplier Halcyon Agri Corp. Ltd. and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are joining hands to set up a “rubber trust fund” (RTF) to help enhance the sustainability of natural rubber. Supported by the Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA) Incubator grant, the two parties will develop a “first-of-its-kind financial mechanism model” that will […]

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    10. Prototype device gathers microplastics from car tires

      While we may think of car exhaust as being a major source of air pollution, automobile tires also hugely contribute to microplastics pollution. A team of British arts and sciences students, known as The Tyre Collective, decided to do something about the latter. Led by Prof. Robert Shorten of Imperial College London (and the Royal College of Art), they developed a prototype device that sits adjacent to a car's tire, close to where it touches the road.

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    11. Nokian has emissions targets approved

      Nokian Tyres has had its emissions reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. The targets cover emissions from Nokian’s operations, and make it the first tire company to receive this approval. Commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 cover scope 1 for direct emissions and scope 2 for indirect emissions from purchased energy. By 2030, Nokian is committed to reducing scope 1 and 2 emissions by 40% per ton using 2015 as a base year.

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    12. ETRMA welcomes tire labeling revision

      The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers Association (ETRMA) has welcomed revisions to the Tyre Labelling Regulation.

      The regulation, which was approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday, May 13, aims to increase consumer awareness on fuel savings, improve safety and decrease noise pollution.

      Labeling will have to include the tire’s fuel efficiency, wet grip and external rolling noise.

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    13. Continental launches VECTO, fleet tyres, emissions microsite

      Continental AG has just launched a microsite containing information about the latest CO₂ emissions regulations for heavy goods vehicles and the VECTO (Vehicle Energy Consumption Calculation Tool) simulation tool.

      The post Continental launches VECTO, fleet tyres, emissions microsite appeared first on Tyrepress.

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    14. Major tire-waste road trial in Australia

      Collingwood, Australia – Asphalt made using crumb rubber from scrap tires is being laid on a busy Melbourne road as part of a major new trial, Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) has announced.

      The project is jointly funded by TSA, the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) and the Victorian Department of Transport (DoT), said the 30 March release

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    15. European tire recyclers postpone annual conference

      European tire recyclers postpone annual conference

      Brussels - The European Tyre Recycling Association (ETRA) has postponed its 27th annual conference to early September amid the outbreak of Covid-19 (coronavirus) in Europe.

      Originally planned for 25-27 March, the event will investigate market obstacles and new market partnerships after 2020, the ETRA said in a 9 March statement.

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    16. ETRMA response to EmissionsAnalytics’ driving test

      ETRMA response to EmissionsAnalytics’ driving test

      The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) is committed to analyse all aspects related to unintentionally released tyre and road wear particles (TRWP) and their impact on the environment. Our members are fully engaged in building scientific knowledge on the generation and transportation of these particles and are working towards finding practical solutions for reducing their impact. It is important to remember that TRWP are an approximately 50:50 mixture of tyre tread and road surface materials and the crucial role tyres play for sustainable mobility in terms of road safety and efficiency.

       

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    17. Tire Industry Moves to Improve Sustainability, Reduce Waste (Part One)

      End-of-life tires pose multiple environmental problems, with some, but limited, options to manage them and turn them into other products. This three-part series looks at issues around producing sustainable tires and reducing tire waste, as well as innovations to address those issues. Read part two here, and read part three here.

      In part one below, we highlight developments such as Goodyear’s work to replace petroleum-derived oil with soybean oil in its product and a new process whereby one company has used spent tires to create asphalt roads—to the tune of 7,000 miles of road across multiple states.

       

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    18. Michelin opens first zero-emission plant

      Clermont-Ferrand, France – Michelin has inaugurated its first zero emission plant in Les Gravanches, near Clermont-Ferrand, the French tire maker has announced.

      Powered 100% by renewable energy and with zero CO2 emissions, the plant is the “first of its kind” in the world, said Michelin CEO Florent Menegaux during an annual results conference call 10 Feb.

      Built in 2001, the facility manufactures ultra-high performance tires for high-end cars and motorcycles, according to the French press.

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    19. Tire Cologne to highlight sustainability, future mobility

      Tire Cologne to highlight sustainability, future mobility

      Organisers of The Tire Cologne 2020 international trade fair for the tire industry have issued a new update highlighting the new-mobility and sustainability themes of the event taking place 9-12 June at KoelnMesse, Cologne, Germany:

      Cologne, Germany – The Tire Cologne event will open its doors for the second time in around three months.

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    20. Vegan material reduces CO2 during tyre production

      Vegan material reduces CO2 during tyre production

      Speciality chemicals company Lanxess has added a plant-based raw material variant to the Aktiplast PP product range produced by its Rhein Chemie business unit. These processing promoters for polymer blends are used in the production of tyres and a wide range of technical rubber articles. Aktiplast PP-veg, which is based on renewable raw materials, was developed specifically in response to a customer requirement from Asia.

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