Michelin Inflatable Solutions
We facilitate the operations of our specialist customers with inflatable and durable high-tech solutions for demanding applications.
Combined with high-tech fabrics, our solutions are light, adaptable, resilient, and save energy.
Our mastery of the entire value chain, from design to maintenance, aided by modern industrial means, allows us to meet our customers’ requirements in terms of prototyping or mass production.
They find their applications in critical fields that have an impact for People and for the Planet, and that make sense to Michelin, such as healthcare, aeronautics, defense, construction and even events.
Thanks to your trust, we design innovative products that provide stand-out breakthrough solutions in line with our Product-Materials-Process design skills and our expertise in technical coated fabrics.
Breaking away from traditional options (metal structures, PVC, high pressure, blown air), the structures from Michelin Inflatable Solutions are practical, economic, and durable, not to mention esthetically pleasing and customizable.
Our easy-to-use solutions are 10 times lighter than the metal-fabric alternatives and 4 times lighter than PVC inflatables. They give preference to a single inflation point for fast implementation.
Why is Michelin expanding into high-technology materials?
For the future
For the future
Michelin wants to play a part in the world’s future through balanced growth in its activities, combining economic performance, personal development, and respect for the environment.
Michelin believes that technological progress is one of the answers to environmental concerns.
A cutting-edge technology
Michelin considers technological progress to be essential in a society committed to sobriety in favor of the environment, as it allows for pushing even further with the principles of the circular economy, reducing carbon emissions, and protecting resources and biodiversity.
For 130 years, this belief has been reflected in its expertise in products that are “made to last”.
In fact, Michelin has a unique ability to combine chemistry, material transformations, composite design and understanding of uses, from basic research to the industrial phase.
Flexible composite products
This distinctive know-how is a strategic asset that allows Michelin to offer material solutions for demanding uses.
Actualités et événements
Forum Innovation Defense : Blizzard Polaire innovation
The "Blizzard Polaire" innovation, developed in collaboration with the Paris Fire Brigade (BSPP), was presented at the Defence Innovation Forum from 23 to 25 November 2023 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.
UAV Show 2023
MICHELIN Inflatable Solutions took part in the European professional drone show in Bordeaux from 10 to 12 October 2023 to present its Air Drone Arena and offer flight demonstrations to the public.
National Holiday, July 14, 2023
Our defense partners the Brigade de sapeurs-pompiers de Paris (BSPP) and the Section Technique de l'Armée de Terre (STAT) presented their Michelin Inflatable Solutions innovations to the public at emblematic locations in Paris : Place de la Nation and the Cour des Invalides.
International aerospace show - Paris air show 2023
Michelin Inflatable Solutions was at the Paris Air Show from June 19 to 25, 2023 to present its innovations. We highlighted the electromagnetic wave stirrer developed and patented with Dassault Aviation.
A new Front Head Module to complete its innovative MICHELIN Airprone Kit for patients in intensive care.
The MICHELIN AirProne range has been enhanced with a new front head module specially designed for patients with short necks and/or cervical spinal pathologies.