Suspension of operational activities “will undoubtedly have severe, long-lasting reverberations for our industry”

Brussels – The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers Association has called for support measures to mitigate the increasingly severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Europe’s tire industry.

Health concerns, supply shortages, low demand and government restrictions have led many ETRMA member companies to announce temporary closures of their European manufacturing facilities.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

ETRMA response to EmissionsAnalytics’ driving test

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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.

 

Read the source article at etrma.org

Passenger car tire demand weak, which truck tire sector impacted by rebound in low-cost imports

Brussels – European tire markets remained weak during 2019, according to the latest figures published by the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA).

Overall, passenger car tire sales saw figures fall both in the replacement and OE segments, ETRMA announced 21 Jan.

For the full year, replacement consumer tire sales fell 3% to 218 million units, while OE demand declined 5% to 85 million units.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

ETRMA backs revised EU tire labeling text

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BRUSSELS — The European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association has welcomed a text agreed to by European regulators for a revision of EU tire-labeling regulations.

Read the source article at Tire Business

Europe recycling 92% of scrap tires

BRUSSELS—Ninety-two percent of all end-of-life tires in Europe in 2017 were collected and used for either material recycling or energy recovery, according to a report from the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News