COLOGNE, Germany — The organizers of The Tire Cologne — the biennial tire industry exposition set to debut in 2018 — have added a one-day “Global Retreading Conference” to the event’s agenda.
Where the rubber hits the road Where the rubber not only hits, but is in, the roads. Pic: supplied The Australian X Few motorists would realise that the rubber their car rolls on can, when it reaches the end of its life, become better roads for the same drivers to enjoy. With Australia generating 56 million used tyres per year, there is huge potential to turn an environmental challenge into an opportunity to improve Australia’s roads.
High-tech manufacturing turning old tyres into better irrigation systems High-tech manufacturing turning old tyres into better irrigation systems The Australian X It seems unlikely that discarded tyres could help valuable crops grow but that is exactly what the work of two Geelong based joint high-tech manufacturing companies is making happen.
Some rural residents in Saskatchewan are upset since the Ministry of Environment put the brakes on a program that used to clean up tires on private property and farmland. “Honestly, it is an eyesore,” said Leslie Clark, a councillor for the RM of Parkdale, surrounding the hamlet of Glaslyn in northwest Saskatchewan. The cleanup of scrap tires from 227 RMs in the province was completed for $5.34 million.
London – The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) has launched its Responsible Retailing initiative to help retailers and industry educate consumers about tire recovery.
The scheme offers a suite of information including infographics, leaflets and posters to be displayed at members’ facilities. Materials can be downloaded through a newly launched tyrerecovery.org.uk website.
Ammanford, UK –Technology companies Haydale and Artis have linked up with Trelleborg Antivibration Solutions to investigate plasma-functionalisation of recovered carbon black (dCB) from scrap tires.
During a two-year study, the partners will examine if Haydale’s patented plasma technology can effectively enhance rCB materials to enable their reuse in engineering rubber applications.
Whether you live in a large city or a small town, working to improve and build your community is always rewarding. That’s why OTS has invested over $1 million in Community Renewal Fund (CRF) grants to help over 60 communities go green using recycled rubber tire products in new and need-to-be-renewed spaces.
TORONTO—Young Ontario artists and designers from Sheridan College Industrial Design and University of Toronto Landscape Design used the equivalent of 854 recycled tires to redesign a community space as part of Ontario Tire Stewardship’s third Student Design Challenge.
Dubbed the “Shaw Bench,” the installation on Toronto’s Artscape Youngplace includes a sustainable, integrated bench and bike rack, according to the OTS.
The bench’s modular design makes the bench highly adaptable, allowing for a variety of configurations, it said.
The OTS held a competition in June 2016, with 32 students from five post-secondary schools participating, the stewardship organization said.
OTS Student Design Challenge participants attended a three-day “Design Jam,” working alongside industry professionals to develop recycled rubber-based design concepts and present them to judges, it said.
The winners, who went on to design the “Shaw Bench,” included:
- From University of Toronto Landscape Design, Andrey Chernykh, Leonard Flot and Tim Kwok, and;
- From Sheridan College Industrial Design, Alexandra D’Oliviera, Michael Mofina, Patrick Marchent and Neil Smith.
Starting 9 September, Jorge Nogueira is chief executive officer of Arlanxeo. He succeeds Jan Paul de Vries, who has left the synthetic rubber manufacturer to “seek a new professional challenge.” Prior to his appointment as CEO, Nogueira headed the company’s Tire & Specialty Rubbers (TSR) business unit, and he been a member of the Arlanxeo Executive Board since the joint venture was founded in April 2016.
Zeppelin Group GmbH, based near Munich, says it is building a tire recycling plant in Terre Haute, Indiana, that will recover carbon black from old tires for its long-term partner Munich-based Pyrolyx AG. The groundbreaking took place in Terre Haute Aug. 22, 2017, and construction starts on the plant Sept. 5. Zeppelin is taking on the planning and execution of the overall plant, which has a value …