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Nokian reduces environmental impacts of its products

Nokian reduces environmental impacts of its products

Nokian Tyres is reducing greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the rolling resistance of its tyres and cutting energy emissions from their manufacture. The company has been actively reducing the CO2 emissions of its factories by switching to lower-emission energy sources and making manufacturing processes and production facilities more energy efficient. Nokian was able to reduce the CO2 emissions from the manufacture of a tyre by 38 percent in five years

“We manufacture tyres for different markets at our factories in Finland, Russia, and from next year, in Dayton in the United States. Our company will continue to focus on actively seeking ways and models for taking a more sustainable approach throughout a tire’s lifecycle, from the materials stage to reusing tire waste. Sustainability includes combatting climate change and ensuring decent conditions for the workers manufacturing tire materials, “says Teppo Huovila, who is responsible for sustainability at Nokian Tyres.

Near the Santa Cruz de la Zarza testing center in Spain, the company is participating in a project of farming guayule and – alongside the local university and farmers – is researching its use as a replacement for natural rubber.

“Guayule, which can thrive in harsh conditions, is a completely new plant for local farmers, but it could be a replacement for relatively unprofitable crops. The plant also has broader benefits: it could increase the amount of biomass used in industry and create parallel industries,” states Jukka Kasi, SVP, Products & Technologies for Nokian Tyres.

 

 

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