Michelin develops high-performance textile-rubber adhesive

Clermont-Ferrand, France — Group Michelin will be leaving a decades-old industry standard behind later this year with the launch of some new lines of tires.

After more than nine years of research and development, the company is ready to start using a high-performance resin adhesive that will replace resorcinol — an isomer of benzenediol that is used in combination with formaldehyde to create an adhesive — as its material of choice for bonding textiles to rubber, according to Olivier Furnon, Michelin’s industrial director.

“We have been using…

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