China drafts rules to encourage tire recycling – Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China will establish new specialist firms to re-use and recycle its spent rubber tires as it tries to tackle a mounting waste problem, the industry ministry said in new draft guidelines. The rules, part of China’s efforts to cut pollution and ensure its resources are “comprehensively utilized”, were published by the industry ministry on Wednesday and have been opened to the public for consultation.

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Playground in British Columbia dedicated to industry vet Don Blythe

SURREY, British Columbia — Don Blythe’s legacy as a champion for the tire recycling industry was enhanced recently with the dedication in his honor of a soft-surface playground composed of more than 1,000 recycled tires not far from Mr. Blythe’s home in Surrey.

Mr. Blythe, a former president of OK Tire as well as a Tire Industry Association (TIA) and Western Canada Tire Dealers (WCTD) board member, was instrumental in establishing Tire Stewardship BC (TSBC), one of the original tire recycling programs in the world.

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Europe recycling 92% of scrap tires

BRUSSELS—Ninety-two percent of all end-of-life tires in Europe in 2017 were collected and used for either material recycling or energy recovery, according to a report from the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association.

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Italian Greentire and Activa create asphalt additive that contains recycled rubber

Greentire is an Italian end-of-life tire recycling company taking innovative approaches to boost circular economy. The company cooperates with Activa – specialists in the field of chemicals for bitumen and asphalt mixes – whose general manager Francesco Santella was in charge of the project and research studying the possibility of making asphalts that would contain rubber from recycled end-of-life tires (ELT).

A special additive for high-performance asphalts has been created by Greentire and Activa. To obtain the cutting-edge additive, an innovative tech process is used which is eco-friendly and considered not hazardous for human health.

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Tire Recycling Downstream Products Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2019 – 2027

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Tire Recycling Downstream Products Market – Scope of the Report The analyst, in its recently published study, throws light on the growth of the tire recycling downstream products market over the forecast period of 2019-2027.This business study…

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Corporate bond to finance Environ’s ownership of recycling plants

Scandinavian Enviro Systems (Enviro) is developing a public, international corporate bond to finance the company’s ownership of forthcoming recycling plants for end-of-life vehicle tyres. The work to develop the bond is being carried out in collaboration with the London-based financial adviser, Zenzic Partners.

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Cabot exec sees limits on use of rCB in tires

London – There are major technical challenges to overcome before recycled carbon black (rCB) can be used as an effective alternative filler in tire compounds, believes Bart Kalkstein, president, reinforcement materials at Cabot Corp.

It is important to consider all available opportunities for tire recycling, Kalkstein set out in a Q&A interview for a new ERJ Special Report on Sustainability.*

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Doublestar starts up scrap tire pyrolysis plant

Zhumadian, China – Doublestar has started up phase one of a scrap tire pyrolysis plant in Zhumadian, Henan province that is able to handle 100,000 tonne rubber or 10 million passenger car tires each year.

“The plant has been running smoothly for over a month,” said Doublestar Group chairman and general manager Chai Yongsen during his speech at the China Rubber Conference held in Guangzhou.

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UK testing for motorway surfaced with recycled tyres

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When the rubber hits the…rubber: Highways England is trialling a new road surface using recycled tyres. The rubber-asphalt mix has been laid on a section of the M1 near Leicester and is now being evaluated for durability.

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Australian recycler to test new heat-to-energy technology

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Warren, New South Wales — Tire recycler Green Distillation Technologies will conduct the first industrial trials on a new thermoelectric device from the US that converts heat to electric power, the company said in a release.

The devices, which fit around the exhaust flue, are somewhat similar to rooftop polyvoltaic panels used in solar energy generation, the tire recycler said.

This will constitute the first field trials of the devices anywhere in the world,…

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