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Michelin Japan Targets August Launch for New Studless Winter Tires With Better Braking on Ice

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. is looking to begin sales of the X-Ice Snow, a new studless winter tire, as part of a sequential launch starting on Aug. 11. The tire will be available in a total of 84 sizes. Compared to the existing X-Ice 3+, the X-Ice Snow brings a 9 percent improvement to braking performance on ice, as...

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Michelin Japan Supplies High-Performance Tires as OE for New Toyota GR Yaris

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. recently revealed that the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, a tire designed for use in high-performance cars, has been adopted as OE for Toyota Motor Corp.’s (TYO:7203) new GR Yaris. A flagship model in Michelin’s lineup of sports tires, the Pilot Sport 4S serves to fully draw out the capabilities of the cars it is fitted...

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Michelin Partners With Swedish Company to Develop Recycling Technology for Used Tires

The Michelin Group is partnering with Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB (Enviro), a Swedish-based tire recycling company, on a large-scale project to develop and commercialize pyrolysis technology for the recycling of used tires. Pyrolysis is a method of chemically breaking down organic compounds through rapid heating. This then allows for the formation of new products which the treated organic compound did...

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Michelin Japan Lines up February Launch for New Mining Tire

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. is planning a Feb. 3 launch for the Michelin XDR3, a new tire for use with mining equipment. The tire will be offered in the size of 27.00R49. Since stopping mining equipment means putting a halt to work, the industry has a need for long-life tires that rarely break down. Companies are also calling for...

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Michelin, Continental, Smag Form JV for Rubberway Smartphone App

Michelin, Continental AG and agricultural software developer Smag are forming a joint venture for Rubberway, a smartphone application aimed at mapping the supply chain for natural rubber. The new JV is slated to begin operations by the end of 2019 and will focus on bolstering the app’s technological development and rollout. The Rubberway app has been designed to comply with...

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Michelin Japan to Launch New Circuit Racing Sports Tire Usable on Public Roads

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. is set to launch the new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 R, marketing this as a circuit racing sports tire that can also be used on public roads. The tire will be available in two sizes, with the lineup consisting of one 20-inch and one 21-inch size. Incorporating the latest technologies that Michelin has cultivated throughout...

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