“Green” recyclable rubber gives new life to single-use building materials

Australian scientists have created a new kind of rubber polymer that could make for more sustainable building materials. This versatile new material can be used on its own like regular rubber, or mixed with filler materials to create brand new composites. Then when the useful life of the product is over, the material can be recycled in an almost endless loop. The rubber polymer is made of sulfur and canola oil, and it has a unique chemical structure.

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Major tire-waste road trial in Australia

Collingwood, Australia – Asphalt made using crumb rubber from scrap tires is being laid on a busy Melbourne road as part of a major new trial, Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) has announced.

The project is jointly funded by TSA, the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) and the Victorian Department of Transport (DoT), said the 30 March release

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The impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the automotive industry

The outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), which originated in Wuhan, China in end-December 2019, is fast spreading its tentacles across the world and is having a major impact on all aspects of society, including the automotive industry. All through January and February, automakers and their suppliers have been scrambling to keep vehicle assembly lines humming but March has seen the industry take concerted action, in sync with government advisories, to keep its personnel safe.

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Hankook extends rugby league sponsorship in Australia

Thanks to an extension of the current partnership, Hankook will return in 2020 as official tyre of Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL). As part of the newly-extended contract, the tyre maker will launch what it says will be “one of the biggest consumer promotions ever seen” in the country’s tyre industry; this will run from April to August 2020.

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Natural Resources Lifted By Trade, Growth Optimism

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Commodities and natural resource equities faced a number of headwinds leading up to October as fears around slowing growth in China and a strong U.S. dollar created less than ideal conditions for the space. As the quarter progressed, these were joined by concerns around Brexit […]

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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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Tire Derived Fuel Market to Undertake Strapping Growth 2018 – 2026

2026 Albany, NY — ( SBWIRE ) — 02/17/2019 — Tire derived Fuel Market – Snapshot Tire-derived fuel (TDF) is fuel derived from all kinds of scrap tires. It may include whole tires or tires processed into uniform, flowable pieces that satisfy specifications of end-users.

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Hankook Tire to supply racing tire to the 2019 Radical Australia Cup

Hankook Tire announced it will be the sole supplier to the 2019 Radical Australia Cup, a high-performance sports car racing cup in the Australia and New Zealand region.

Radical cars, a United Kingdom sports car, will be entering the motorsports fitted with Hankook Tire’s high-performing racing tires, the ‘Ventus F200’ and ‘Ventus Z217’.

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Rubber Processing Chemicals Market to exceed $5.3bn by 2025: Global Market Insights, Inc.

Rubber Processing Chemicals Market is set to reach USD 5.31 billion by 2025; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. The rubber processing chemicals market will be primarily driven by rapidly increasing automobile industry. According to latest OICA reports global automobile sale in 2017 was 97 million vehicles. This massive size of the automobile industry shall fuel the product demand in near future. In addition, positive growth number from the construction industry are likely to help the rubber processing chemical market to grow further. Product is used in the construction industry in roofing materials, floor covering, sound insulators and sealants.

 

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Global new car sales: the key trends and what they mean for the future

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In a world characterised by political uncertainties, the automotive industry provides one global constant – the onward march of China’s new car market. China overtook the US as the world’s biggest car market in 2010 and last year consolidated that position with 25.7 million cars sold – that’s eight million more than the US.

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