Second Sustainable Michelin Tyre

Michelin and Enviro

Michelin has been promoting its approach to sustainability with another sustainable racing tyre based on recovered carbon black from Scandinavian Enviro Systems. The new tyre is a high-performance tyre developed for racing cars and was recently presented at Michelin’s Movin’On global sustainable summit.

Another Sustainable Tyre from Michelin

Michelin has been promoting its approach to sustainability with another sustainable racing tyre based on recovered carbon black from Scandinavian Enviro Systems. The new tyre is a high-performance tyre developed for racing cars and was recently presented at Michelin’s Movin’On global sustainable summit.

The new tyre contains 46 per cent renewable and recovered material, including recovered Carbon Black delivered by Enviro to Michelin. Michelin presented the new high-performance tyre mounted on the electric-hydrogen, long-distance racing car, GreenGT Mission H24. Earlier this spring, Michelin also presented a sustainable racing tyre for MotoE, a racing series for electric motorcycles, which also contained recovered carbon black from Enviro. Michelin has announced the goal that all its tyres will be manufactured entirely from sustainable material by 2050.

The move to present sustainable tyres using recycled materials is a complete change of direction for a major tyre company. Until recently, any talk of using recycled materials was frowned upon by the technicians as degrading the performance of the end product, yet we now have one of the leading tyre manufacturers creating the highest performance tyres using recycled and sustainable materials – though it is always worth noting that sustainable and recycled are not always interchangeable.

“Once again, Michelin has shown that there is no contradiction between increased sustainability and high performance in the tyre industry. This confirms the potential for recovered carbon black and also gives significant credibility to Michelin’s long-term ambition that all tyres will eventually be completely made from sustainable material,” says Thomas Sörensson, CEO of Enviro

About the author

Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.

Email: ewan.scott@tyreandrubberrecycling.com

 

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