EU manufacturers face energy and emissions challenges

Review of how four major tire and rubber companies are offsetting the impact of EU environmental rules. Article originally published in the January/February 2018 edition of European Rubber Journal magazine.

Nokian_Tyres_Nokia_factoryEuropean regulations, such as the EU Emission Trading Scheme and Energy Efficiency Directive, have added significantly to the competitive pressures facing tire and rubber product makers in the region.

The Emission Trading Scheme, for example, imposes large extra costs on European manufacturers that operate energy-intensive processes. Ironically, these extra costs…

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