Michelin's sustainable motorcycle tire gets a boost from Enviro's rCB technology
Michelin has produced a new version of its motorcycle racing tire, with an even higher share of environmentally sustainable material ahead of the MotoE World Cup motorcycle racing series. The new version consists of an average of 40% sustainable material, a significant portion of which is recovered carbon black (rCB) supplied by Enviro. At the same time, Michelin has taken another step towards mass production of its tire with improved sustainability performance.
This is the 4th season of the MotoE World Cup electric motorcycles racing series, and during the premiere Michelin will take the opportunity to introduce another sustainable racing tire developed specifically for MotoE. Once again, the recovered carbon black in the tire has been supplied by Enviro.
“It is, of course, very exciting that Michelin is continuing to improve the sustainability performance of its tires using our recovered carbon black,” says Thomas Sörensson, CEO of Enviro.
The average content of recovered material in the new version of the racing tire, calculated as the average of the front and rear tire, amounts to 40%, compared with 36.5% in the previous version. Having manufactured more than 1,500 tires for MotoE, Michelin also notes that the company has proven that it has successfully taken the critical step from the prototype stage towards mass production of sustainable tires.
“If our recovered, environmentally sustainable material is to make a real difference, it needs to be possible to use it in large-scale industrial processes. With this motorcycle tire, Michelin has taken a critical step towards mass production and demonstrated that both its goal of completely environmentally sustainable tire manufacturing by 2050 is a realistic ambition, and that our material will play an essential role in this transition,” says Thomas Sörensson.
In one of the Michelin’s latest press releases, the company presented its new racing tires for MotoE, the company also reiterated that its partnership with Enviro is essential in its efforts to develop more environmentally sustainable tires.
Original article by Enviro Systems.