About us.

About us.

The Story

The story of ResiCare starts in 2008. At that time, David, a researcher in the field of adhesion with the Michelin group, identifies formalin and resorcinol substitution pathways in RFL (resorcinol formaldehyde latex) glues. After 10 years of R&D, a new resin dedicated to textile reinforcement in tires finally saw the light. In 2016, the first tests are conducted with the new technology. Convinced by the excellent results, Michelin wants to value the resin in tires and other applications. At that point, Quentin joins David on the adventure and together they set up ResiCare. With a strong expertise in adhesion, ResiCare continues developing resins for applications such as belts, plywood, insulation... ResiCare is also working on bio-sourcing some of its monomers. The entity currently employs 10 people, working together for a healthier industrial environment.

In 2018, Michelin manufactured 30 000 tires with the new resin and its plug & play, high-performance and nontoxic* features.

More than 250 patents have so far been deposited for ResiCare technology.

* No substances that meet the SVHC criteria as defined by ECHA.

our-story

Michelin

ResiCare, part of Michelin Group, develops and markets bio-resin materials with the purpose to create a sustainable and competitive industry in a safer environment.

Thanks to its constant research and innovation, Michelin values its strong expertise in polymers and green chemistry by implementing new activities, beyond tires.

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The Story

The story of ResiCare starts in 2008. At that time, David, a researcher in the field of adhesion with the Michelin group, identifies formalin and resorcinol substitution pathways in RFL (resorcinol formaldehyde latex) glues. After 10 years of R&D, a new resin dedicated to textile reinforcement in tires finally saw the light. In 2016, the first tests are conducted with the new technology. Convinced by the excellent results, Michelin wants to value the resin in tires and other applications. At that point, Quentin joins David on the adventure and together they set up ResiCare. With a strong expertise in adhesion, ResiCare continues developing resins for applications such as belts, plywood, insulation... ResiCare is also working on bio-sourcing some of its monomers. The entity currently employs 10 people, working together for a healthier industrial environment.

In 2018, Michelin manufactured 30 000 tires with the new resin and its plug & play, high-performance and nontoxic* features.

More than 250 patents have so far been deposited for ResiCare technology.

* No substances that meet the SVHC criteria as defined by ECHA.

our-story

Michelin

ResiCare, part of Michelin Group, develops and markets bio-resin materials with the purpose to create a sustainable and competitive industry in a safer environment.

Thanks to its constant research and innovation, Michelin values its strong expertise in polymers and green chemistry by implementing new activities, beyond tires.

Years of R&D
Patents deposited
Tires commercialized with ResiCare resin bonded cords

Quality Policy


Because we believe that the preservation of health and the environment is a foundation for human development, we passionately innovate to make the industry ever safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly. Proud of our values of commitment, we want to make possible a safer and more secure environment for future generations through the quality of our products and services.

ResiCare's mission is to responsibly contribute to the progress of the industry by developing non-toxic * resins that are easy to industrialize.

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Location & equipment

Located on the Michelin premises of La Combaude in Clermont-Ferrand, France, ResiCare has a research laboratory for resin formulations, a test laboratory and its own workshops dedicated to the development of our process.

Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence Winners This year’s Tire Manufacturer of the Year was awarded to Michelin for, among many things, the company’s environmental initiatives over the past 12 months. Michelin is one of the few tire OEMs to commit to 2048 sustainability targets, and its many product innovations include RF-free resin, for which the company spent nine years and 35 patents researching and developing replacement chemicals.

A special bond

Amid surrounding the health and environmental impacts of resorcinol and formaldehyde latex-based adhesives, two recently announced proiects could see a new standard set in tire cord dipping technology.