Rubber-modified asphalt a key growth area for tire recycling

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Washington – Tire-derived fuel and rubber-modified asphalt are the key growth areas in tire recycling, according to John Sheerin, director, end-of-life tire programs, at the US Tire Manufacturers Association.

But the paths of TDF and rubberised asphalt to market dominance haven’t exactly been straightforward, Sheerin said in an interview connected with the July 18 release of the USTMA’s 2017 Scrap Tire Report, which records progress in scrap tire abatement and end-use up to…

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RM of LdB Evaluates Rubber Road Construction

The RM of Lac du Bonnet hosted an information session on Aug. 7 to show other communities where the rubber meets the road. Facilitated by representatives from Reliable Tire Recycling (RTR) in Winnipeg, the purpose of the presentation was to review the use of rubber aggregate in road construction.

“Invitations were sent to approximately 50 RMs in the province,” said Keith Harris, special project manager for RTR, who welcomed representatives from the Towns of Winkler and

Altona, and the RMs of Fisher, Coldwell and De Salaberry to the presentation. Last year, the RM of Lac du Bonnet used rubber aggregate to repair a stretch of Red Deer Road that had been particularly susceptible to frost damage in the past. They were pleased to report the application has been effective. …

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Malaysia: Sabah To Introduce Rubberised Roads To Address Low Rubber Price

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KOTA KINABALU, Nov 22 (Bernama) — The Sabah government will introduce the use of rubber in paving roads and ‘green tyres’ as a long-term strategy to address the issue of low rubber prices, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Yahya Hussin.

Yahya, who is also Sabah Agriculture and Food Industry Minister, said the move was also seen as potentially boosting rubber demand in the country as well as reducing exports to international markets, thereby shoring up flagging prices of the commodity in the future.

“The drop in rubber prices in the international market is due to the slowdown in world economic growth and the government is very concerned with the situation as it affects the income of smallholders and rubber tappers,” he said in reply to a question from Datuk Joniston Bangkuai (BN-Kiulu) at the state assembly sitting here today.

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Where the rubber not only hits, but is in, the roads

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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.

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It’s interesting times for tyre recycling industry

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Mike Hinsey,International Vice President, Granutech Saturn Systems, USA, a leading industrial recycling systems manufacturer, is widely considered to be a legend in the tyre recycling industry. He has been with Granutech for 33 long years and has been instrumental in taking the company to the world’s Top 3 position. Among the awards and accolades won by him include the coveted award from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI), USA, the largest recycling association in the world, for his outstanding contribution to the recycling industry.

In an interview to Rubber Asia on the sidelines of India Rubber Expo (IRE) 2017 in Chennai, he explains the high points of his 33-year-long association with Granutech and shares his views on wide-ranging issues such as the current status and future prospects of tyre recycling industry, the problem of mounting tyre wastes, recent innovations/improvements made in tyre recycling technology etc.

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RMA reports progress in reducing scrap tire piles

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WASHINGTON — The number of stockpiled scrap tires in the U.S. has fallen 93 percent in the past 25 years, to 70 million in 2015 from 1 billion in 1990, according to a new report from the Rubber Manufacturers Association.

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7th Rubber Modified Asphalt Conference

The Scrap Tire Research and Education Foundation, Inc.(STREF), the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA),Rubber Pavements Association (RPA) and the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society are hosting the 7th Rubber Modified Asphalt Conference. Joining as co hosts are the Asphalt Institute, National AsphaltPavement Association (NAPA), Rubber Asphalt Foundation (RAF), National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT), Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the Federal Highway Administration. The National Conference will take place on November 2-3, 2016 at the Sheraton Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

The topics slated for the conference include:

  • Origins of the Technology
  • Current Usage and Costs
  • Case Studies from Department of Transportation

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