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Michelin Japan to Launch Two New Tires for Modern Classic Cars

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. is set to launch the Pilot Exalto PE2 car tire in April followed by the Primacy 3 in July, targeting both of these toward use in modern classic cars. Also referred to as “young-timers,” modern classic cars produced in the 1980s and 1990s are becoming increasingly popular in recent years both in Japan and abroad...

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Michelin Moves to Build First Tire Recycling Plant

The Michelin Group is set to build its first tire recycling plant, locating this in the Antofagasta region of Chile as a joint venture with Swedish-based Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB (Enviro). Construction on the plant is slated to begin this year, with production then beginning in 2023. The project is expected to require an investment of around $30 million. Enviro...

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Michelin Seals Deal With Air France to Become Exclusive Tire Supplier for Next 10 Years

The Michelin Group recently announced that it has been chosen to serve as Societe Air France SA’s exclusive tire supplier for the next 10 years. Beyond just covering tire supply, a new agreement between the two companies will see them bolster their collaborative efforts with regard to the sustainable development of the aviation sector, including CO2 emissions reduction and the...

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Michelin Japan to Hold First Virtual Exhibition for Motorcycle Tires This Month

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. is all set to hold the Michelin Motorcycle Tire Virtual Exhibition, the company’s first online-hosted virtual exhibition for motorcycle tires. The exhibition is mostly targeted toward the Asia–Oceania region, and beyond just introducing products will show guests a wide range of content. This will include explaining the technologies used by the company; exhibiting motorcycles with...

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Michelin Partners With Canadian Startup Pyrowave to Work on Plastic Waste Recycling

The Michelin Group recently announced that it has formed a partnership with Canadian startup company Pyrowave Inc. Through this partnership, Michelin will look to make a speedy entry into the market for plastic waste recycling technology. A total of more than 20 million euros ($24.53 million) is set to be invested into joint development here, with an industrial demonstrator slated...

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Toyota Adopts Michelin’s Run-Flat Tires as OE for New Lexus LC500 Convertible

Toyota Motor Corp. (TYO:7203) has selected the Michelin Pilot Sport Super ZP as OE for its new-model Lexus LC500 Convertible. Offering impressive sporty performance, the high-performance run-flat tire was developed to help realize the world-leading sports car technology and performance of the Lexus LC line. By employing technology developed for endurance races, the Pilot Sport Super ZP exhibits excellent wear...

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