BKT becomes Euroleague Basketball Premium Partner

BKT, a tire manufacturing company based in India, will sponsor Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and 7DAYS EuroCup through 2023, Euroleague Basketball announced Tuesday.

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Porsche to launch Carrera Cup North America in 2021

Porsche will debut a North American version of its successful single-make Carrera Cup series next year.

The series will utilize a combination of the latest yet-to-be-unveiled Porsche 911 GT3 Cup  race car and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup N3 racing slicks. As with all national Carrera Cups worldwide, Porsche, through Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA), will manage the single-driver per-entry series. IMSA will act as official sanctioning body as well as manage scrutineering and steward on-track activity.

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U.S. Sales Roaring Back From Pandemic Doldrums

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Growth in U.S. new-vehicle sales expected to level off, but there is potential upside if the Industry can overcome economic challenges and sparse inventory. After the pause, sales are expected to continue sequential growth later in 2021.

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Toyo Tire’s 2020 Treadpass Goes Virtual

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Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. (Toyo Tires) is holding its Toyo Tires’ Treadpass for its eighth consecutive year as a new virtual experience with over a dozen one-of-a-kind vehicles making their debuts.

The Toyo Tires Treadpass is typically part of the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, but with the cancellation of this year’s show, Toyo plans to provide virtual attendees the chance to experience it with Treadpass 3D.

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Michelin introduces the new agricultural tire: the TRAILXBIB

Michelin introduces the TRAILXBIB, its newest agriculture tire for slurry wagons, spreaders and trailers designed for outstanding endurance, prolonged tire life and low soil compaction.

Co-developed with farmers from several continents, the Michelin TRAILXBIB is air-systems ready and designed with Michelin VF Ultraflex Technology to help reduce soil compaction and optimize yields. The tire has a low-pressure impact in fields and is puncture and aggression resistant.

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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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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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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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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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Kumho Tire’s Airless & Hybrid Tires Receive Design Awards

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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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