Freudenberg to showcase sustainable innovations for outdoor clothing, sports and active wear at ISPO 2022

Trade show visitors will experience a wide range of innovative and sustainable interlinings for active sports outfits, stretch interlinings for yoga wear, Pilates & Co, and thermal insulations that combine perfect outdoor wearing comfort with high warmth retention. With comfortemp® brand thermal insulations and the Active Range, Freudenberg presents a complete package for outdoor and sportswear for winter sports: thermal insulations, interlinings, tapes, lining fabrics and adhesive solutions.

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Hankook to unveil the iON race tire at the Essen Motor Show

Hankook will present the new iON race Formula E tire to the public for the first time at the Essen Motor Show. As an exclusive technical partner and tire supplier to Formula E, Hankook developed the new tire in close cooperation with the racing series and met the sustainability standards of Hankook and Formula E. The tire will make its debut in the next season at Mexico City E-Prix on January 14, 2023. Around 30 percent of the new tire, which is tailor-made for the third-generation Formula E race cars, consists of sustainable materials. End users also benefit from racing developments: Findings from the racetrack flow into the production tires of the iON product family, which includes summer and winter profiles especially designed for the resource-saving mobility of modern premium electric vehicles.

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Sumitomo Rubber announces resumption of Traceability and Transparency Pilot Project

The Sumitomo Rubber Group announced that they held a kickoff ceremony this past September in Jambi Province, Indonesia to celebrate the resumption of their “Traceability and Transparency Pilot Project,” which had been suspended until then due to the pandemic. This pilot project brings together the group’s natural rubber procurement subsidiary (SUMITOMO RUBBER SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.), a producer and distributor of natural rubber based in Singapore (Halcyon Agri Corporation Ltd.) and a natural rubber processor based in Indonesia (PT. Hok Tong).

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