2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium Coming in November

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The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC), the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) together with Host Sponsor, eTracks Tire Management Systems, are pleased to be hosting the 2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium, held on November 7-8 at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Canada

This symposium brings together international experts and professionals from the tire and rubber manufacturing sectors, the rubber recycling industry, including processors, transporters, equipment manufacturers and stewardship organizations, as well as government and academia. This event offers a unique opportunity to explore the varied approaches in Extended Producer Responsibility, and to compare successes and opportunities for delivering and meeting our industry’s goals.

 

“Taking Sustainability to the Next Level” 

“Taking Sustainability to the Next Level” theme starts with the premise that corporate sustainability is fully embedded at the highest level of the industry. But what of the value chain as tires move through the market distribution channels to the final end-user? Do we have sustainable market players throughout the channels who act in accord with corporate sustainability goals and, more importantly, can these players operate in an ethical, social, environmental, cultural and economic sphere in the same way as their major suppliers?

To be sure, there are other drivers at play such as economic factors, market conditions and legislative imperatives that can work to either stymie or encourage taking sustainability. The 2108 Symposium will attempt to explore all sides of the issue in order to take the industry’s corporate sustainability where it needs to be. 

When:

November 7-8, 2018

Where:

Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
5875 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls
ON L2G 3K7, Canada

 

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USTMA Releases Dates for National Tire Safety Week 2018

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The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) has announced that National Tire Safety Week 2018 will run from May 21-28, and will feature the theme “Know Your Roll.” The campaign aims to educate consumers about proper tire care and maintenance, including the potential concerns with unsafe used tires.

Read the source article at Tire Review

US petrochemicals industry alarmed at potential China tariffs

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China’s plan to impose 25% tariffs on 106 US products, in response to President Donald Trump’s proposed import taxes on $50 billion in Chinese goods, includes several petrochemical products for which the Asian country is a critical export market, prompting a swift response from the industry’s trade group. “China is one of the US chemical […]

Read the source article at Global Rubber Markets News

Canadian waste-tire processing plant proposed

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GOTEBORG, Sweden — Canadian energy-services provider ArticCan Energy Services Inc. is proposing setting up a scrap-tire processing plant in Canada designed to process 30,000 metric tons of waste tires a year.

To effect the plan, ArticCan Energy signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Scandinavian Enviro Systems A.B., a Goteborg-based engineering concern founded in 2001 to develop pyrolysis technology for recovering carbon and hydrocarbon compounds from waste tires.

The parties did not disclose a proposed site, timetable for completing the plant nor the investment.

Read the source article at Tire Business

Conti, German development agency partner for sustainable NR supply

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Hanover, Germany – Tire, automotive and technology supplier Continental AG has entered a partnership with the German development agency (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – GIZ) to improve the sustainability of the natural rubber supply chain in Indonesia.

In a 21 Feb press release, the Hanover-based company said the aim of the partnership was to develop a “criteria catalogue” for sustainable production of NR and to train farmers in accordance with those criteria.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

Lehigh to start up European MRP plant in August

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Hanover, Germany – US-based Lehigh Technologies, which produces micronised rubber powder (MRP) from end-of-life tires is finally set to commission its first European plant.

The several-times-delayed start-up of the unit in Murillo el Fruto, in northern Spain is set for August, VP and general manager Kedar Murthy told ERJ.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

Pearl Global plans its first tire production plant after government approvals

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Pearl Global Limited has begun commissioning its first production plant after receiving Australia’s Queensland state government, environmental and council approvals for its unique process to convert waste tires into valuable secondary products.

Pearl Executive Chairman Gary Foster said, “This is a turning point for used tire processing in Australia. We are the first company in Australia to receive licenses for the thermal treatment of rubber, to reclaim and recover valuable products for resale.

Read the source article at Traction News

Editorial: GM sustainable NR efforts off to impressive start

With climate change, deforestation and water becoming increasingly important issues, assuring natural rubber sustainability has become crucial to every industry that depends on NR. And while it’s been less than a year since General Motors pledged to support sustainable rubber production, it’s clear that the auto maker has made progress in this laudable goal.

Of course, tackling this issue isn’t a short-term goal, and one that can’t be done alone. To that end, the Detroit-based automotive giant has worked to gain the support of a wide coalition of allies to the effort. It’s encouraging, as well, to see the effort put forth over the past nine months.

Four of the world’s top tire producers were there last May when GM made its initial announcement, and the auto maker soon after had a prominent role in delivering presentations at Michelin’s advanced mobility conference in Montreal. Then this past November at a meeting of the Tire Industry Project, CEOs of 11 tire makers vowed to take the necessary steps to lead to sustainable NR.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News

Tyromer Brings Tire-Derived Polymer to U.S. Retreading Market

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Tyromer Inc., a scrap tire devulcanization company,  is now producing a high performance, non-chemical devulcanized rubber made from crumb or retread buffing in the United States.

Their tire-derived polymer or TDP can actually increase performance when incorporated into a pre-cure tread compound and costs less than virgin material.

Read the source article at Tire Review

Kumho Petrochemical expects materials prices to rise

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Seoul – Kumho Petrochemical is expecting slight improvements in prices for butadiene and maybe also synthetic rubber over the coming months – in contrast to the roller-coaster trends of last year.

In its 2017 full year financial statement, the South Korean rubber and resin manufacturer said butadiene supply is forecast to be “stable” due to new operations in the region.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal