Michelin launches the ultra-low rolling resistance line-haul tire

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GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America has launched the Michelin X Line Energy D+ tire—an ultra-low rolling resistance, dual-drive line-haul tire — to the North American replacement market.

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Michelin raising tire prices for fourth time this year

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GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc. (MNA) has announced a price increase for the fourth time this year, announcing that it will increase prices up to 4.9% for Michelin, BFGoodrich, Michelin Retread Technologies and Oliver brand truck tire and retread products in the U.S. and Canada.

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Michelin, partners building large-scale bio-BD plant

Paris – Michelin and its partners, IFP Energies Nouvelles and Axens, are scaling up their BioButterfly project with the construction of an “industrial prototype” plant for the production of bio-based butadiene.

Launched in late 2012, the €70-million BioButterfly project is a 10-year scheme aiming to produce butadiene from plant-based ethanol, to be used for the production of environmentally-friendly synthetic rubber.

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Michelin tops Tyrepress UK social media ranking 2019

Not only did the @MichelinTyre-based chart see Bibendum plant its flag at the top of the tree, it also shows that the French tyre manufacturer is extending its lead. According to the 2019 data, Michelin’s overall score of 86.5 is now 7.5 points clear of second place as opposed to 6.5 points last year .

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Michelin tyres OE on Harley-Davidson’s electric LiveWire

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Harley-Davidson has gone and made itself an electric motorcycle – and Michelin has developed tyres to fit the ‘e-hog’. Michelin Scorcher Sport tyres have been selected as original equipment for the new Harley-Davidson LiveWire.

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Bridgestone retains top spot in Global Tire ranking

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Japan’s Bridgestone Corp. retained the title of world’s largest tire maker for the 11th straight year, edging out France’s Group Michelin again.

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Michelin selected as tire technology partner for PlayStation Gran Turismo

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Michelin has been selected by PlayStation as “official tire technology partner” for its Gran Turismo franchise, the companies announced today at the PlayStation Theater on Broadway.

Under the multi-year agreement, Michelin also becomes “official tire supplier” of FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships, with Michelin-branded tires featured in the game during its third World Tour live event also in progress at PlayStation Theater throughout the weekend.

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Michelin’s NexTraq unit launches digital safe-driving tool

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ATLANTA — NexTraq L.L.C., a Group Michelin company focused on telematics solutions, has developed a digital tool that disables drivers’ smartphones and tablet screens while their vehicle is in motion.

The new tool — dubbed “MobileBlock” — was developed in partnership with SafeDrivePod International B.V., Michelin said, and is designed to help managers enforce company policies restricting unauthorized use of company-issued tablets and smartphones, thus limiting distractions.

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Michelin expands Tweel range for skid-steers

LANGHAM, Saskatchewan—Michelin North America Inc. has expanded the range of its Tweel non-pneumatic tire/wheel hybrid with a pair of products designed for skid-steers with maximum loads of up to 4,400 pounds.

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Michelin renews, expands its work with WWF France

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The 2015-initiated collaboration between the Michelin Group and the French office of the World Wide Fund for Nature has been renewed for a further four years. The tyre maker will continue working with WWF France towards sustainability within the natural rubber market. In the coming four years, the partnership will further develop an existing pilot project in Indonesia and additionally open up the collaboration to include sustainable mobility and the protection of biodiversity.

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