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Pureti Offers Pollution-Lowering Spray for Facilities

Pureti, A US company with facilities in Michigan and Connecticut, is offering a group of spray-on products that it says can make any surface self-cleaning while also lowering air pollution in the vicinity, according to Newsweek. At the heart of the products is titanium oxide, also known as titania. When … Read more »

Bridgestone Tires

Bridgestone Plant Receives First-Ever Zero Waste To Landfill Validation

Bridgestone Americas’ Wilson, NC passenger and light truck tire manufacturing plant has achieved Underwriters Laboratories’ (UL) landfill waste diversion claim validation for zero waste to landfill. Zero waste to landfill is the highest claim validation UL gives for landfill waste diversion, which is performed and delivered by UL Environment, a … Read more »

rubber plantation

Rubber Industry to Create Sustainability Standards

The International Rubber Study Group aims to set up a voluntary certification program and standards for sustainable natural rubber, a $30 billion a cash crop, the Wall Street Journal reports. Skyrocketing demand in the last decade and led to record-high prices and new rubber plantations outside of Thailand, Indonesia and … Read more »

Bridgestone, Yulex Launch Separate Biorubber Projects

Bridgestone Americas and agricultural-based biomaterials company Yulex have both announced projects to investigate the use of the shrub guayule as an alternative natural rubber source. Bridgestone will hold a groundbreaking ceremony next week for its Biorubber Process Research Center in Mesa, Ariz., which aims to develop a sustainable source of … Read more »

Goodyear Uses Soybean Oil to Reduce Petroleum in Tires

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company researchers say that using soybean oil in tires can potentially increase tread life by 10 percent and reduce the tiremaker’s use of petroleum-based oil by up to 7 million gallons each year. In addition, testing at Goodyear’s tire plant in Lawton, Oklahoma showed improved mixing … Read more »

Manufacturers Bring Production In-House to Protect Against Natural Disasters

Manufacturers Bring Production In-House to Protect Against Natural Disasters

In an effort to protect themselves against natural disasters, climate change and economic downturns, two-fifths of manufacturing companies surveyed by EEF are bringing production back in-house, and a quarter have increased their use of local suppliers. Two-thirds of the companies that brought production back in-house also increased their use of … Read more »