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Goodyear Partners with Carbon Black Company

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has signed a collaboration agreement with carbon black producer Monolith to develop carbon black made from methane.

“At Goodyear, we’re committed to sustainability and making a positive impact by our choice of the materials we use,” says Chris Helsel, the Akron, Ohio-based tiremaker's senior vice president, global operations, and chief technology officer.

“Our collaboration with Monolith is one example of how we are using sustainable materials in quality products that deliver a better future.”

A typical consumer tire is made of 15-20% carbon black by weight, according to Goodyear officials.

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