• AirCaptif, a French startup with an innovative know-how, and a specialist in ultralight inflatable structures
  • A confirmed desire by the Group to invest in France, in extremely innovative fields that create jobs.

Michelin has acquired 100% ownership of the company AirCaptif, an innovative French startup with a unique know-how in the field of ultralight inflatable structures for protection and insulation.  Equipped with ultra-modern industrial means, AirCaptif offers inflatable structures with an ultralight modern assembly. These solutions, which are simple to use and 10 times lighter than steel, opt for a single inflation point for quick and simplified implementation. They find applications in fields as varied as aeronautics, medicine, construction, and even leisure.

An investment in France in an extremely innovative sector

Michelin has acquired 100% ownership of the company AirCaptif, an innovative French startup with a unique know-how in the field of ultralight inflatable structures for protection and insulation.  Equipped with ultra-modern industrial means, AirCaptif offers inflatable structures with an ultralight modern assembly. These solutions, which are simple to use and 10 times lighter than steel, opt for a single inflation point for quick and simplified implementation. They find applications in fields as varied as aeronautics, medicine, construction, and even leisure.

A further illustration of Michelin’s development in the field of high-technology field

For 130 years, Michelin has been developing renowned expertise within the field of inflatable structures and highly technical materials. Michelin’s acquisition of AirCaptif will allow for much faster development of activities on new markets.

Indeed, AirCaptif has an innovation platform and the highly advanced industrial means in the materials field, applicable in several sectors of activity. This acquisition falls within Michelin’s sustainable growth strategy, beyond the tire, and comes to illustrate its development in the field of high-technology materials.

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