Liberty Tire Recycling acquires Lakin Tire

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PITTSBURGH — Liberty Tire Recycling has acquired fellow tire recycler Lakin Tire, creating an enterprise with the capacity to collect over 180 million tires and generate 2.6 billion pounds of recycled rubber products annually.

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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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Trinseo eyes sustainability, 100% bio-rubber

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HANOVER, Germany—Trinseo expects to have a new bio-based rubber material “on the table” within the next year, according to Andre Lanning, head of the polymer group’s synthetic rubber business.

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European tire recyclers postpone annual conference

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Brussels – The European Tyre Recycling Association (ETRA) has postponed its 27th annual conference to early September amid the outbreak of Covid-19 (coronavirus) in Europe.

Originally planned for 25-27 March, the event will investigate market obstacles and new market partnerships after 2020, the ETRA said in a 9 March statement.

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ETRMA response to EmissionsAnalytics’ driving test

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The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) is committed to analyse all aspects related to unintentionally released tyre and road wear particles (TRWP) and their impact on the environment. Our members are fully engaged in building scientific knowledge on the generation and transportation of these particles and are working towards finding practical solutions for reducing their impact. It is important to remember that TRWP are an approximately 50:50 mixture of tyre tread and road surface materials and the crucial role tyres play for sustainable mobility in terms of road safety and efficiency.

 

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