European Commission to propose more ambitious emissions limits for autos: draft | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission will propose that the European Union further tighten its auto emissions limits, according to a draft document seen by Reuters on Friday, prompting a pushback from Germany’s car industry, the region’s biggest. Under the proposal, by 2030 the average carbon dioxide emissions of new cars should be 50% below 2021 levels. The bloc’s current plan calls for a 37.5% reduction over that period. A spokeswoman for the commission declined to comment.

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Goodyear reflects on successful WTCR debut

Goodyear is celebrating a positive start to its WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup programme after a successful debut Race of Belgium to kick off the season last weekend. Teams and drivers were overwhelmingly impressed by the new Goodyear tyre, and the Goodyear Racing team is pleased with the beginning of this exciting new partnership at Circuit Zolder.

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Malaysia: Rubber production increases 24.7% in July

by ASILA JALIL / pic by BLOOMBERG THE production of natural rubber in the country increased 24.7% in July to 41,801 tonnes compared to 33,531 tonnes registered in June, according to monthly rubber statistics by the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DoSM). Yearly comparison of the production, however, registered a decline of 30.4% compared to the […]

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Vredestein Quatrac: New Evolution In Growing All-Season Segment

In a European all-season segment that grew by 23% percent last year, Vredestein continues to evolve its products and underline its all-season expertise. After being the first brand to launch an all-season tyre for high-end performance cars in 2019 with the Quatrac Pro, the brand is now renewing its portfolio in the segment for smaller […]

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Nokian Tyres Ceo’s 100-Day Update

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on global car and tire demand. Despite this, Nokian Tyres’ short-term priorities are clear: “We will continue to provide our customers and consumers with world-class products and services, while at the same time keeping costs under strict control. We will prioritize cash flow by cutting back investments and actively managing working capital,” says Jukka Moisio, President and CEO of Nokian Tyres. “In this volatile market environment, our focus in the second half of 2020 is tactical. A more thorough review of our longer-term growth strategy will take place once the market has stabilized.”

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Nexen Tire publishes first Sustainability Report

Highlighting a growing drive within the tire industry toward greater environmental accountability, Nexen Tire has released its first Sustainability Report, outlining the company’s sustainable practices and environmental, social and economic performance in 2019.

Nexen says the report has been published to provide shareholders with consistent and transparent information, highlighting the progress and long-term commitment to its sustainable practices. The report is based on standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), and has been verified by the Korea Management Registrar (KMR), a third-party assurance institution.

 

 

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BMZ and Continental are making a rubber supply chain digitally traceable for the first time

Hanover / Berlin, August 27, 2020. For the first time ever, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and technology company Continental are making a rubber supply chain seamlessly electronically traceable – from cultivation in Indonesia and further processing through to tire production.

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Michelin and BlackCycle: A major European project for recycling end-of-life tires into new tires

Officially funded by the EU in May 2020, the BlackCycle partners are pleased to announce the launch of the project today. The BlackCycle project involves 13 organisations1 in a unique European public-private partnership that will demonstrate the technical, environmental, and economic viability of world-first circular processes. The consortium will develop specific solutions to produce sustainable raw materials for tyres: ELT collection and feedstock selection, pyrolysis2 optimisation, oil refining and valorisation, furnace process optimisation, and sustainable tyre performance assessment. As early as 5-6 years after the project, close to 1 out of every 2 European ELTs will be incorporated into the only virtuous cycle of this magnitude amongst all industrial sectors for the recovery of end of life products.

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Bridgestone Americas appoints new Chief Information Officer

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Bridgestone Americas announced Taren Rodabaugh has been named Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Bridgestone Americas effective August 31.

She will lead the information technology strategy in support of the company’s ongoing evolution to become a sustainable mobility and advanced solutions company.

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Dunlop to bring new performance all-season tyre to market

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Dunlop’s new all-season tyre will be called the Sport All Season. The Goodyear brand revealed details for the forthcoming tyre for the European market on its German website. It would be the first all-season model released under the Dunlop brand for many years, with no predecessor currently in the range to replace.

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