Michelin unveils the world’s first two tires approved for road use made with sustainable materials
Gothenburg, Sweden – Michelin unveils the world’s first two tires approved for road use containing 45% and 58% of sustainable materials, respectively.
Michelin, the principal owner of Scandinavian Enviro System 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 a tire for buses and a tire for cars, where the car tire contains recovered carbon black from Enviro, among other materials.
The car tire and bus tire that has now been unveiled by Michelin contain 45 percent and 58 percent environmentally sustainable materials, respectively. The car tire consists of materials such as recovered carbon black that is delivered by Enviro. Both tires unveiled have been approved for use on ordinary road vehicles and have performance levels strictly identical to current tires.
Michelin has previously developed a racing tire for electric motorcycles, and one for cars that consist of a high proportion of recovered and sustainable materials, including Enviro’s recovered and ISCC-certified carbon black.
According to Michelin, the tires that have now been unveiled pave the way for the future technology that will be used to manufacture Michelin’s standard tires in two to three years’ time. Michelin has set a target of using 100 percent renewable materials in all its tires by 2050. Since 2020, Michelin has been Enviro’s single largest shareholder.