Canadian devulcanization company turns old tires into new tires in the Netherlands

A Dutch investment portal “Invest in Holland” says that a Canada-based company Tyromer is now building a pilot factory in Arnhem to bring its circular rubber products to the European market. Specializing in the devulcanization of rubber from scrap tires, Tyromer will fine-tune and exhibit its recycling technology at its new Dutch facility in order to sell the process to third parties. The company is one of the first in the Netherlands to give this hard-to-process residual product a high-quality new life, making it a valuable addition to the Dutch circular economy. …

“Tyromer has a unique solution to a major problem: mountains of car tire rubber that cannot be reused. Companies such as Tyromer, which have solutions for societal challenges with smart technologies, are a welcome addition to the East Netherlands ecosystem. The fact that Tyromer is establishing itself at IPKW, where many companies are involved with energy and circularity issues, is good news for the activity in our region,” added René Brama, investment manager of Tech at Oost NL.

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Michelin to ship tires by sail in effort to reduce emissions

French multinational Michelin Tire has signed up to ship some of the tires it makes in Nova Scotia across the Atlantic to France on a cargo vessel powered mainly by sail.

The agreement with Neoline, a startup shipping line based in Nantes, France, is being explained as an effort to reduce Michelin’s greenhouse gas emissions.

“This initiative and this new partnership promote innovation in the field of carbon-free transport,” Pierre-Martin Huet, Michelin Group’s supply chain director, said in a statement.

Michelin has committed to move about 100 containers a year from Halifax to the port of Saint-Nazaire in Brittany on a yet-to-be-built commercial sailing ship when it begins a new transatlantic service in 2023.

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Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. Announces Price Increases

Langley, BC (February 15, 2021) Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. has announced price increases for its commercial, OTR and consumer tires sold in Canada.  

Prices will increase up to 5% with variances by segment and business channel. Commercial and OTR tire price increases will be effective March 1, 2021 with consumer tire price increases effective April 1, 2021.

 

About Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc.

Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. markets and distributes a full line of tires for high performance, passenger car, light truck, and commercial truck applications, as well as off-the-road tires for mining, forestry and construction applications. It maintains distribution centers across Canada to serve more than 1,000 independent tire dealers and well over 3,000 retail locations. yokohama.ca/.

 

Contact:

Diana Colosimo     

Brand Development Manager                               Susan Elliott        

Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc.                               Elliott, Clark Communications, Inc.

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RPRA Announces Consultation on Distribution of the Ontario Tire Stewardship Surplus

The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority is consulting on Ontario Tire Stewardship’s (OTS) plan to return remaining Used Tires Program surplus funds to stewards. The plan was developed by Grant Thornton Limited, the court appointed OTS liquidator, as a Surplus Funds Addendum to the Used Tires Program Wind-Up Plan. The proposed addendum includes:

  • which tire classes are eligible to share in the surplus
  • a proposed methodology to allocate funds to stewards
  • a proposal to address the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks’ direction that the surplus funds returned to stewards be used to benefit consumers

You can review the proposed addendum and provide your feedback between January 29 and February 26, 2021. Learn more about the consultation process.

The Authority is hosting a webinar on Thursday, February 11, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. to present the proposed addendum, answer questions and solicit feedback from stakeholders.  

Register for the Webinar

Stakeholders can also submit their feedback via email to  consultations@rpra.ca. All feedback must be received by the Authority on or before Friday, February 26, 2021.

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Ensure you and your vehicle are up to speed this winter

“Weather plays a huge factor [in accidents], but it’s not an excuse,” says Sgt. Brett Moore of the Toronto Police Service.

On a wintry day, numerous crashes happen, varying in severity. However, not everyone is aware of what to do if they’re involved in an accident.

Officers say the first step should be a given: to abide by the provincial slogan “Steer it to Clear it.”

“Especially if you’re on a highway,” adds Sgt. Moore. “If you’re on the Gardiner or the Don Valley Parkway, get it off the road.”

 

Read the source article at The Weather Network

Windsor becomes Canada’s first city to test-drive Ford’s traffic safety platform

The city of Windsor, Ontario may be on track to become one of Canada’s safest cities, now that it has partnered with Ford on a web-based tool for traffic planning.

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Bridgestone opens $48m distribution centre in eastern Canada

Tyre maker Bridgestone has opened a distribution warehouse in Ancaster, Ontario, which it said it will better serve the market in eastern Canada. The facility, which represents an investment of CAN$65m ($48m), has a storage capacity of 570,000 tyres and will reduce transport costs and shorten delivery times, according to the Bridgestone.

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TRAC’s Glenn Maidment caps 51-year rubber industry career

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Growing up in the Kitchener/Waterloo area of Ontario, Glenn Maidment pretty much had three career paths he could have chosen: meat packing, automotive or rubber manufacturing. After 51 years in the rubber industry, he believes he made the right choice.

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Global Automakers Releases 2020 Q4 Sales Numbers

Following our transition into a new year, the Global Automakers of Canada (GAC) has released sales figures for its members in Q4 2020.

Given the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic during 2020, OEMs witnessed the shutting down of production facilities in Q1 and Q2, along with parts shortages, new inventory was significantly down during the course of the year.

By the end of 2020, GAC member sales total 900,767 units—a 21.4% decline compared with 2019 which saw 1,146,587 units sold.

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Quebec Once Proposed Outlawing Motorcycle Riding In The Winter And It Sort Of Makes Sense

As Canada Moto Guide notes, much of Europe already has laws in place to require the use of winter tires for all vehicles in specific months. This alone takes a lot of motorcycles off of roads. However, some governments want to take it a step further: A couple of years ago, Quebec proposed a ban on motorcycles from its roads entirely during the winter months. During a cold ride to a flight lesson I realized it’s not entirely crazy.

Read the source article at Jalopnik