Tag: green tyres

Linglong Tire partners in China’s first 3D printed tyre project

Linglong Tire partners in China’s first 3D printed tyre project

14th July 2017 |

Joint developmental work between Shandong Linglong Tire and the Beijing University of Chemical Technology recently bore fruit with the successful production of 3D printed polyurethane tyres. The tyre maker comments that this 3D tyre printing is a first in China.

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Evonik presenting silica/silane life cycle assessment at TTE

8th February 2017 |

At this year’s Tire Technology Expo, Evonik will present its new cradle to grave Life Cycle Assessment of the environmental impact resulting from tyre treads based on silica/silane and S-SBR in comparison to tyre treads based on carbon black and E-SBR rubber.

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Beumer debuting green tyre handling system at Tire Technology

Beumer debuting green tyre handling system at Tire Technology

6th February 2017 |

Beumer Group, a global supplier of automated material handling systems, is giving the first live demonstration of its Tire Tray System at Tire Technology Expo 2017 Hannover, Germany, from 14-16 February.

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Love thy neighbour: Proximity to US tyre makers decisive in Evonik’s choice of plant site

15th December 2016 |

Plans to build a precipitated silica production facility in the US state of South Carolina have been officially confirmed by Evonik Industries. The new plant will be located in the Bushy Park industrial area near Charleston, close to the factories of a number of tyre makers, including Michelin, Bridgestone, Continental, Trelleborg and (as of 2017) Giti Tire. Evonik Industries will invest approximately US$120 million in the plant, which will be completed in 2018.

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Shangdong Hengyu making graphene tyres

Shangdong Hengyu making graphene tyres

17th October 2016 |

Shangdong Hengyu Technology has become the latest tyre manufacturer to announce that it is making tyres based on the Nobel Prize-winning material graphene. Other firms using graphene in tyres include bicycle tyremaker Vitorria and fast-growing Chinese manufacturer Sentury Tire. According to the company supplying Hengyu with Graphene (The Sixth Element Materials Technology), Shangdong Hengyu has developed “tyre formulations” that the companies say demonstrates the positive impact of graphene on the performance of tyres.

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On-road test: Fuel efficient tyres make ‘economic and environmental sense’

On-road test: Fuel efficient tyres make ‘economic and environmental sense’

22nd April 2015 |

The average difference in fuel consumption gained by fitting tyres with a ‘B’ EU tyre label fuel efficiency rating instead of ‘F’ rated tyres is around 4.1 per cent, suggests a test carried out in Germany. The six-vehicle test was jointly conducted by Chemical manufacturer Lanxess and energy provider RheinEnergie as part of a project run together by RheinEnergy and the City of Cologne over the last few years.

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Yokohama’s environmental commitment in 3 tyres

Yokohama’s environmental commitment in 3 tyres

4th November 2014 |

Yokohama says its BluEarth range demonstrates its commitment to reducing its environmental impact globally. The BluEarth AE-01 tyre encompasses much of Yokohama’s environmental technology and experience. The company pioneered “Orange Oil technology”, in which oil from the skin of citrus fruit is used to replace mineral ingredients in the tyre itself, reducing the petroleum-based constituents […]

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Michelin a winner in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Michelin a winner in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

4th November 2014 |

In the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) rankings, Michelin was an industry leader in six categories, including Innovation Management, Product Stewardship, Climate Strategy and Environmental Management, attesting to its global performance in the area of sustainable development. Pirelli has also been recognised by the DJSI. The DJSI ranking recognizes Michelin for its efforts to […]

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Eco tyre technologies leading to improving premium products

Eco tyre technologies leading to improving premium products

4th November 2014 |

As the first brand to achieve passenger car tyre double-A grading on both the European and the Japanese tyre labels with the EP001S, Bridgestone’s Ecopia product range must be considered one of the leading eco tyre ranges in the current, post-labelling era. More noticeably, in terms of the shape of the product at least, Bridgestone’s EP500 “ologic” large and narrow tyre is a signifier that more radical product design decisions are making it to production. While the terminology for tyres designed to be eco-friendly is not exactly fixed, with definitions subject to subtle variations depending on the manufacturer, the presence of a rolling resistance A or B-grade on both major tyre labels to use this measurement seems a fair way to define an eco tyre. Yet for premium brands, the label grades can only be one part of the picture, as the end user is likely to be more discerning about their product choice, having paid generally a higher price for the product.

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Pirelli remains only tyre firm in Global Compact 100 sustainability index

26th September 2014 |

For the second consecutive year Pirelli reports that it is the only tyre company present in the ”Global Compact 100” sustainability index, launched last year by UN Global Compact in collaboration with Sustainalytics.

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Goodyear using rice husk ash in tyre manufacturing

25th September 2014 |

Rice husk waste once headed for landfills is now helping The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company produce fuel-efficient tyres. Goodyear today announced it will utilise ash left over from the burning of rice husks to produce electricity as an environmentally friendly source of silica for use in its tyres.

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Maxxis launches Energtra MEco3

Maxxis launches Energtra MEco3

9th July 2014 |

Having cemented ninth position in Tyres & Accessories table of leading global tyre manufacturers, Maxxis brought a confident and spacious stand to Hall 3 in Essen, selecting European focused PCR products from its expansive range. While the manufacturer has often focused on affordable ultra-high performance products, it chose to launch its latest fuel efficient model for medium and smaller cars, the Energtra MEco3 at Reifen.

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EU model used for Chinese green tyre specification

EU model used for Chinese green tyre specification

28th March 2014 |

Recently the China Rubber Industry Association (CRIA) gave word that trials of a new eco tyre specification (standard number XXZB/LT-102-2014) began in China on 1 March. Chemical manufacturer Lanxess, which is currently participating in the CRIA-hosted China Rubber Conference in Qingdao, has provided additional information on the specification: it says the Green Tire Technology Specification is based on the tyre label introduced in the European Union in November 2012.

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UK passes upcoming EU vehicle CO2 target

UK passes upcoming EU vehicle CO2 target

13th March 2014 |

The latest generation of low rolling resistance tyres can pat themselves on the back – they have played a role in enabling the UK car parc to reach, and pass, the 2015 EU-wide average emission target of 130g/km CO2. According to the ‘New Car CO2 Report 2014’ published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) today, the average new car in the UK now emits 128.3g/km CO2 – a 3.6 per cent decrease over last year.

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Industry-regulated green tyre standard launched in China

5th March 2014 |

Trials of a new specification standard for eco tyres began in China on 1 March, the China Rubber Industry Association (CRIA) reports. Standard number XXZB/LT-102-2014, which was originally proposed by the association, is the Chinese tyre industry’s first self-regulating green tyre standard and is based on the draft the CRIA opened for industry comment between 27 December and 20 January.

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