Manufacture Française des Pneumatiques Michelin
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63000 Clermont-Ferrand

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MICHELIN, is dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its clients’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries.Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin is present in 177countries, has 124,760 employees and operates 68 tyre production facilities which together produced around 173 million tyres in 2021.

Role in the project

Through its sustainable strategy, Michelin is firmly committed to developing the circular economy at each stage of the tyre lifecycle.

Thus, MICHELIN will be the coordinator of the project WHITECYCLE at 2 levels: the general coordination of the project and the Technical coordination of the project MICHELIN will have also a technical role bringing its knowledge in tyre manufacturing, tyre performance,  collection, and recycling but also its scientific excellence in the fields of PET recognition on complex textile waste, textile waste shaping processes, fibre and matrix electrostatic separation and PET pre-treatment).

MICHELIN will also provide key infrastructure to the project, such as material transformation process (extrusion, treatment, calendering) tyre manufacturing, material and tyre test machines and material analysis processes.

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