VANCOUVER, June 8, 2018 /CNW/ – North West Rubber Ltd, a leading manufacturer and distributor of recycled rubber solutions in North America, is pleased to announce that it will be opening a recycled rubber mat manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas in 2019.
Stockholm – A joint project run by Research Institute of Sweden (RISE), together with tire recycler Scandinavian Enviro Systems and waste management group Ragn-Sells is studying the possibility of producing pyrolysis oil from worn out tires.
The aim of the study is to evaluate three different approaches for upgrading pyrolysis oil from tires to make more high-quality fuel products, said Enviro in a 5 June statement.
MONTREAL — Group Michelin has set itself a pair of ambitious tire-recycling targets for the coming 30 years. Simply, said Cyrille Roget, Michelin technical and innovation communications director, the goals are intended “to change what tires become and to change what they are made of.”
By 2048, Mr. Roget said the French tire maker expects its manufactured tires to contain 80 percent recycled materials. At the time time, the company aims to have 100 percent of its tires recycled.
Tyromer Inc. is a company working to disrupt the way we think and go about tyre recycling. Instead of a linear take-make-dispose model, Tyromer makes possible a truly circular economy where end-of-life tyre rubber is returned back into new tyres and retreads.
Tyre & Rubber Recycling Magazine recently sat down with Tyromer CEO Sam Visaisouk to learn more about their clean technology, their mission of sustainability, and the challenges of disrupting a longstanding industry that can be difficult to change.
Tyre and Rubber Recycling: What exactly does Tyromer do?
Sam: Our Company creates new tyre material from end-of-life tyres. We take crumb rubber…
Read the full interview at the link, page 35.
BRUSSELS — European nations are collecting and treating 94 percent of the used tires they generate, according to the latest figures from the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association.
The Board of eTracks is delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Meldrum as its new CEO. Mr. Meldrum has spent the last 13 years as President and CEO of an environmental waste treatment technology company that grew from a start-up organization to an industry leader in the CleanTech space.
Steve has also spent 10 years in Management Consulting roles working closely with many start-ups and global Fortune 500 companies. In addition, he has been a board member for many private companies as well being President of the Board of Directors for a Toronto-based not-for-profit.
The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC), the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) together with Host Sponsor, eTracks Tire Management Systems, are pleased to be hosting the 2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium, held on November 7-8 at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Canada.
This symposium brings together international experts and professionals from the tire and rubber manufacturing sectors, the rubber recycling industry, including processors, transporters, equipment manufacturers and stewardship organizations, as well as government and academia. This event offers a unique opportunity to explore the varied approaches in Extended Producer Responsibility, and to compare successes and opportunities for delivering and meeting our industry’s goals.
“Taking Sustainability to the Next Level”
“Taking Sustainability to the Next Level” theme starts with the premise that corporate sustainability is fully embedded at the highest level of the industry. But what of the value chain as tires move through the market distribution channels to the final end-user? Do we have sustainable market players throughout the channels who act in accord with corporate sustainability goals and, more importantly, can these players operate in an ethical, social, environmental, cultural and economic sphere in the same way as their major suppliers?
To be sure, there are other drivers at play such as economic factors, market conditions and legislative imperatives that can work to either stymie or encourage taking sustainability. The 2108 Symposium will attempt to explore all sides of the issue in order to take the industry’s corporate sustainability where it needs to be.
November 7-8, 2018
Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
5875 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls
ON L2G 3K7, Canada
GOTEBORG, Sweden — Canadian energy-services provider ArticCan Energy Services Inc. is proposing setting up a scrap-tire processing plant in Canada designed to process 30,000 metric tons of waste tires a year.
To effect the plan, ArticCan Energy signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Scandinavian Enviro Systems A.B., a Goteborg-based engineering concern founded in 2001 to develop pyrolysis technology for recovering carbon and hydrocarbon compounds from waste tires.
The parties did not disclose a proposed site, timetable for completing the plant nor the investment.
Hanover, Germany – US-based Lehigh Technologies, which produces micronised rubber powder (MRP) from end-of-life tires is finally set to commission its first European plant.
The several-times-delayed start-up of the unit in Murillo el Fruto, in northern Spain is set for August, VP and general manager Kedar Murthy told ERJ.
Pearl Global Limited has begun commissioning its first production plant after receiving Australia’s Queensland state government, environmental and council approvals for its unique process to convert waste tires into valuable secondary products.
Pearl Executive Chairman Gary Foster said, “This is a turning point for used tire processing in Australia. We are the first company in Australia to receive licenses for the thermal treatment of rubber, to reclaim and recover valuable products for resale.