TRAC Announces Changes to the Board of Directors

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Cambridge, Ontario; November 26, 2020— The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) today announces a new board member and a new board chair, following the resignation of Tony Mougios of Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. Dr. Antoine Sautenet of Michelin was elected as a Director to complete Mr. Mougios unexpired term and elected 2nd Vice-Chair of the Board. Maureen Kline of Pirelli moves into the role as Chair of the Board, Paul Downey of Pliteq becomes 1st Vice Chair and Matt Livigni of Continental Tire remains as Treasurer.

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Michelin and Pyrowave Join Forces to Industrialize an Innovative Plastic Waste Recycling Technology

November 18, 2020, Montréal–Clermont-Ferrand — The Canadian firm Pyrowave proudly announces a joint development agreement with the Michelin Group. Through the Pyrowave developed technology, it is possible to generate recycled styrene from plastics found in packaging, insulation panels and/or household appliances. This recycled styrene is an important monomer*: it is used in the production of polystyrene and synthetic rubber for tires and a large number of consumer products. 

 

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Better Efficiency at Irish Farm Thanks to Michelin Ultraflex

Coolcroo Farm, in Tipperary, used to run a mix of competitor brands but switched to Michelin following technical advice from local account manager Christopher Eakin. 

It now runs its four smaller tractors on a variety of different size Michelin XeoBib tyres, while its larger Fendt 828 is fitted with IF 710/70 R42 AxioBib on the rear and VF 600/60 R34 XeoBib on the front. It also operates a Horsh trailed sprayer on VF 710/60 R42 XeoBibs. 

“I just can’t understand why anyone wouldn’t use these tyres,” says farm owner Michael Healy. “The impact on our soil health has been huge since switching to Michelin, which in turn has improved our yields – and that’s the only thing we’ve changed, so it has to be down to the tyres. 

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Michelin Revises Its Guidance for 2020 Upwards

Outlook for 2020: in a still highly uncertain environment, and taking into account the recent change in tire demand, Passenger car and Light truck tire markets are expected to decline by 13% to 15% over the year, Truck tire markets by between 12% and 14% and the Specialty markets by 15% to 19%. With these new forecasts and the cost reductions linked to the circumstances, the Group is revising its guidance for 2020 upwards, with segment operating income in excess of €1.6 billion at constant exchange rates and structural free cash flow* in excess of €1.2 billion, barring any new systemic effect** from Covid-19.

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Enviro expects final partnership agreement with Michelin during the fourth quarter

Scandinavian Enviro Systems (publ) and the French global tyre manufacturer Michelin assess that a final agreement regarding a strategic partnership is expected to be reached during the fourth quarter 2020 instead of before the end of October, which Enviro has previously communicated. The reason for the delay is the ongoing pandemic which has led to protracted negotiations.

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Michelin releases survey about impact of COVID-19 on driver education

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A newly released survey of parents of U.S. teens conducted by Michelin North America and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reveals that 62% say their child has experienced a COVID-19 related disruption in driver education/licensing, but 35% don’t have a backup plan for replacing lost learning.

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USTMA finds that recycling of end-of-life tires has stalled

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While tires remain one of the most recycled products in the U.S., end-of-life markets are not keeping pace with the annual generation of scrap tires, a new report released by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) reveals.

The 2019 Scrap Tire Management Report – USTMA’s 14th – reveals that almost 76% of scrap tires were recycled in products such as rubber modified asphalt, the manufacturing of automotive products and mulch for landscaping and other products, and tire-derived fuel in 2019. This is down from 96% in 2013, when scrap tire recycling peaked.

“Three decades after we successfully eliminated 94 …

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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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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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Michelin planning to convert German tire plant to ‘cleantech’ park

HALLSTADT, Germany — Group Michelin plans to ‘revitalize’ the site of its tire plant in Hallstadt — due to close by early 2021 — by turning it into a ‘clean-tech’ light industry development center. Michelin disclosed in September 2019 it would shut the 49-year-old Hallstadt site by early 2021.

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