Kumho Petrochemical will provide Hankook with eco-friendly rubber to produce more sustainable tires.
Many alternatives – soybeans, dandelions, tomatoes, moss and much more – are being studied and used in potential future products.
The winner of the challenge received a monetary prize as well as the opportunity to explore a business or development partnership with Nokian.
Goodyear’s 90% sustainable tire is includes 17 featured ingredients across 12 components.
Michelin says its subsidiary Scandinavian Enviro Systems is the first tire manufacturer in the world to unveil tires with a high proportion of environmentally sustainable materials that have been approved for use on ordinary road vehicles. These include tires for buses and cars containing recovered carbon black from Enviro, among other materials. According to the
Nokian Tyres has introduced what it is calling its “most sustainable tire yet” with the Nokian Tyres Green Step concept tire. The tire, which Nokian debuted this week during a recent tire launch event, consists of 93% of materials that are either recycled or renewable. According to the company, the tire moves it even closer
The green tire industry, composed of low rolling resistance (LRR) tires as well as those emerging from sustainable materials, is a fast-growing part of the overall tire industry.
ZC Rubber has signed strategic cooperation agreement with Bekaert, a global steel cord supplier, and will focus on the development of steel cord for green tires.