Twelve of the world’s largest rubber using companies commit to sustainable natural rubber policies

Apollo Tyres, Bridgestone, Continental Tires, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Hankook Tire & Technology, Kumho Tires, Michelin, Nokian Tyres, Pirelli, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, the Toyo Tire Group and the Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. are the first companies to have adopted natural rubber policies that are fully aligned with the policy framework of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR). 

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Ivory Coast issues new law requiring all rubber to be processed before export

The West African country’s parliament approved the law on Monday, according to a statement issued Tuesday.

“Through the adoption of this text, we have just given a boost to the promotion of the industrialization of Ivory Coast, the only guarantee of our country’s development,” said Emmanuel Esmel Essis, the country’s minister in charge of promoting private investment.

Mr. Essis stressed the need “to go for added value, which will help us build a strong prosperous country where all will benefit from economic growth and fallouts”.

Prior to this law, only 50% of the country’s rubber was being processed before shipment onto the world markets.

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Michelin Uptis airless tire takes to the road for the first time in public

The MICHELIN Uptis took to the road for the first time in public on a Mini Electric. This was an exclusive experience for certain lucky members of the general public who had the opportunity to take a ride and test this revolutionary tire. “The truly distinctive structure of the MICHELIN Uptis prototype, or its ‘weirdness’ as we have often heard it called, really attracted the attention of many visitors and left a lasting impression on them. It was an exceptional experience for us, and our greatest satisfaction came at the end of the demonstration when our passengers, who were admittedly a little wary at first, said they felt no difference compared with conventional tires,” said Cyrille Roget, Michelin Group Technical and Scientific Communications Director. This experience bodes well for Michelin, which remains on course to bring the first Uptis tire to market in 2024.

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Avery Dennison launches embeddable UHF RFID tire tag

Avery Dennison Corporation announced the launch of the AD Maxdura tire tag, one of the most advanced embedded UHF RFID tags for the tire industry. Every year some 3 billion units are manufactured globally and RFID is increasingly being adopted by all leading tire manufacturers, Michelin for instance has announced it is fitting RFID sensor tags to all its tires by 2023 and countries such as China are looking to make its use mandatory. 

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