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 tyre recycler welcomes EU investigation into crumb rubber

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The European Chemicals Agency, ECHA, an agency of the EU has established a time table of the steps they are taking, which is driven by health concerns from the use of crumb rubber on sporting fields or children’s playgrounds, as well as emissions from using the material as furnace fuel. It mainly investigates the environmental impact from the use of crumb rubber granules with most of the material coming from end-of-life recycled tyres. They have particularly highlighted their concern at the presence of the carcinogenic PAH (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons).

 

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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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Enviro updates tire recycling plant plans in light of new business strategy

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For over a year, Scandinavian Enviro Systems has been negotiating with Danish company WindSpace, EE-TDF Cleveland in the US, and Canadian company Treadcraft concerning the construction of numerous tire recycling plants, which will be outfitted with Enviro’s tire recycling technology.

The previously communicated deadline for when the agreement was to be completed has now passed, but according to the company this will not affect the outcome of the negotiations or the possibility of opening these plants.

In May last year Enviro signed an MoU with WindSpace detailing plans for the construction of a joint venture pyrolysis plant in Denmark within 18 months.

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Latin Tyre Expo Wraps Up 10th Anniversary Convention

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The 10th-anniversary edition of the Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo took place June 26-28 in the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama, Rep. of Panama.

Almost 200 exhibitors were present and displayed a wide array of products such as new and used tires, retreading, tire equipment, tire repair, tire casings and much more.

The inaugural ceremony was headed by the Honorable Wei Qiang, ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Panama, and Wang Jian, the first secretary.

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Enviro and WindSpace to build tire recycling plant

Scandinavian Enviro Systems has signed an MoU with WindSpace, a Danish company that develops environmental and renewable energy technologies and solutions, to establish a new recycling plant in Denmark.

The agreement is valid for a period of 18 months and will involve the opening of a plant capable of recycling 30,000 tonnes of end-of-life tires per year.

“The ambition is to start the project with WindSpace and their co-investors in 2019,” said Thomas Sörensson, CEO Enviro.

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Future Tire: Tires could give new life to packaging waste

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Cologne, Germany – Recycled styrene from plastic waste streams has the capability to be “upcycled” in tires, according to Sandra Hofmann, global technology & innovation director, synthetic rubber, Trinseo.

“The question is, how to transform from a linear production model to something which enables the circular economy,” said Hofmann, during a presentation to Future Tire Conference 2019, held in Cologne, 11-12 June.

Polystyrene, according to Hofmann, has “a very unique feature” in that it…

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Jury still out on new Canadian scrap tire program

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.—Extended producer responsibility for scrap tires is here to stay, according to Glenn Maidment, president of the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC).

But the jury is still out on individual producer responsibility (IPR), Mr. Maidment told his audience at the 35th Clemson University Global Tire Industry Conference, held recently in Hilton Head.

Under a directive from the Waste-Free Ontario Act of 2015, tire manufacturers and importers in Ontario officially closed out Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS), their industry-funded recycling organization, in January 2019.

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Kumho’s Jong-Hoon Baek elected president of the IISRP

SEATTLE— Jong-Hoon Baek, an executive vice president for Kumho Petrochemicals, was elected president of the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers for 2019-20.He will succeed Brian Chapman, who will become the institute’s past–president international.

Baek, who was elected at the association’s 60th annual general meeting on May 15, has a range of experience in the polymer industry from roles he has had in technical, marketing and sales areas, in addition to senior management positions he has held.

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