Michelin presents an even more sustainable motorcycle tyre thanks to Enviro’s recovered carbon black

2022-05-06

Tire manufacturer Michelin has produced a new version of its motorcycle racing tyre, 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 per cent sustainable material, a significant portion of which is recovered carbon black supplied by Enviro. At the same time, Michelin has taken another step towards mass production of its tyre with improved sustainability performance.

This is the fourth season of the MotoE World Cup electric motorcycles racing series, and during the premiere Michelin will take the opportunity to introduce another sustainable racing tyre developed specifically for MotoE. Once again, the recovered carbon black in the tyre has been supplied by Enviro.

“It is, of course, very exciting that Michelin is continuing to improve the sustainability performance of its tyres 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 tyre, amounts to 40 per cent, compared with 36.5 per cent in the previous version. Having manufactured more than 1,500 tyres 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 tyres.

“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 tyre, Michelin has taken a critical step towards mass production and demonstrated that both its goal of completely environmentally sustainable tyre manufacturing by 2050 is a realistic ambition, and that our material will play an essential role in this transition,” says Thomas Sörensson.

In this press release https://www.michelin.com/en/news/sustainable-materials-in-tires-motoe-sets-the-tone/?hash_primary=8B03D6D0F857A9961E85A1BD093E07E90C2C1D79 that Michelin issued last week when 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 tyres.

For further information, please contact:
Thomas Sörensson, CEO of Enviro, +46 (0)735-10 53 43, thomas.sorensson@envirosystems.se
Urban Folcker, Enviro CFO, +46 (0)760-00 13 11, urban.folcker@envirosystems.se
Alf Blomqvist, Chairman of the Board of Enviro, +46 (0)733 149 700, alf@blomqvistunlimited.com

Mangold Fondkommission AB, +46 (0)8 503 01 550, ca@mangold.se, is Enviro’s Certified Adviser on Nasdaq First North Growth Market Stockholm.

Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB
Herkulesgatan 1K
SE-417 03 Gothenburg
info@envirosystems.se
www.envirosystems.se

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