Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport developed with aramid fibers
MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport developed with aramid fibers
18
Mar '11
Michelin has developed a new ultra high performance tire for the super sport car segment using Teijin Aramid's Twaron as a high tech reinforcement material. Especially in extreme conditions, the tire offers an ultimate driving experience. The tire has been developed jointly with Porsche, BMW M and Ferrari.

According to tests by TÜV SÜD, the MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport tire performs extremely well in the fastest segment of the automotive market. The tire contains three new technologies that combine speed and safety.

Twaron, the high-performance aramid fiber of Teijin Aramid, ensures that the tire remains in its most ideal shape, even at extreme high speeds. Twaron also ensures that the tire has high speed stability and resists to high temperatures. This makes the MICHELIN Super Pilot Sport tire suitable for highest speeds reached at the racing circuit.

Twaron is one of the leading aramid fibers that is five times stronger than steel at equivalent weight, resistant to heat and wear and provides innovative and sustainable usages for different industrial sectors like automotive, composites, oil & gas, telecom and ballistics.

Jean-Francois Beaupère, Product Category Manager of Michelin: “Normally, at high speed the belt of the tire tightens the tread more than the shoulders. By strengthening the tire with Twaron, pressure is more evenly distributed. With its varying tenseness, Twaron keeps the tire in perfect shape.”

Christoph Hahn, Director Marketing & Sales of Teijin Aramid: "We are proud to be in a position to support Michelin in developing a tire like the new Michelin pilot Super Sport. Twaron is a super-strong fiber offering many fantastic technical features with which our customers can create many new innovations on top of the many existing applications. We are happy to share our knowledge about aramid to help our customers at the R&D departments to develop great new and more sustainable products."

Teijin Aramid is part of the Japanese Teijin Group and manufactures high-performance fibers such as Twaron at its production facilities in Emmen and Delfzijl, the Netherlands.

Teijin Aramid


Must ReadView All

Pakistan govt notifies 50% duty drawback on exports

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2017

Pakistan govt notifies 50% duty drawback on exports

The Pakistan government has notified the ‘Duty Drawback of Taxes...

Ghana sets up task force to clamp down on textile piracy

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2017

Ghana sets up task force to clamp down on textile piracy

Ghana’s ministry of trade and industry has set up a taskforce to...

Courtesy: Coach

Fashion | On 21st Oct 2017

US company Coach to change name to Tapestry from Oct 31

Coach Inc., a New York-based house of modern luxury accessories and...

Interviews View All

Subhashini Srinivasan
The S Studio

Ethnicwear market will see an upward trend if uniqueness and quality are...

Frank Gossmann
Rotorcraft AG

‘RT3 motto is: Do not check millimetres, check colours.’

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
77.1%
No
12.9%
Skip
10.0%

Total Votes: 70

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.4%
No
28.6%
Skip
10.0%

Total Votes: 70

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
85.7%
No
10.0%
Skip
4.3%

Total Votes: 70

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
75.7%
No
11.4%
Skip
12.9%

Total Votes: 70


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search