Scrap Tire News – August Issue

In this issue:

ISRI Comments On EPA Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines

Asphalt Plus Expands International Marketing

The 2020 International Elastomer Conference Is Going Virtual

Read the full August Issue.

Read the source article at Unauthorized Access

Elastomers for Sustainability Top 10

The top entries for the inaugural staging of ERJ’s new Elastomers for Sustainability initiative has now been decided by our judging panel led by leading experts in the field of polymer science & technology.

E4S is an industry-first sustainability initiative, designed to highlight significant advances for end-user sectors including automotive, tires, automotive components, construction, consumer, industrial and medical.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

Recycled rubber infill material has a role to play in a Circular Economy

The European new Green Deal is in line with a vision for a Circular Economy that the tyre industry has been pioneering for decades. Europe, the largest net importer of natural resources in the world, loses 95% of the material value during the first use cycle. By using the resources we already have, we can decouple the European economy from the need of new resources. The recycling of tyres is recognized for its success with over 95% collection rate and a 62% material recovery rate.

Read the source article at etrma.org

Canadian Carbon Resource Recovery’s Binding Injunction Order Against ReOil Sp. z o.o

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Klean Industries Inc (“Klean”) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary Carbon Resources Recovery GmbH (“CRR”) located in Berlin, Germany has won a Final and Binding Injunction against ReOil Sp. z o.o.

The Binding Injunction Order prohibits ReOil from conducting any commercial transactions, from disclosing, offering and / or bringing to the market any of CRR’s confidential know-how and technical information on thermal treatment of used tyres by pyrolysis consisting of a device using a rotary kiln without CRR´s consent or from carrying out such actions through third parties.

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Australian tire recycler plans to expand into the European market

Australian tire recycler Green Distillation Technologies, developer of the world-first technology that turns end of life tyres (ELTs) into high value, refinery-ready oil, carbon and steel, believes it can now expand into the European Market.

GDT Chief Operating Officer Trevor Bayley said that the recent statement by Faziler Cinaraip at the webinar organized by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) who said that only 42 percent of the 12 million tonnes of ELTs generated in Europe each year are recycled, had heightened their interest.

“We are working hard to bring our first two Australian processing facilities in Warren in Western …

Read the source article at Traction News

Australian Engineers Create Recyclable Rubber Polymer to be Used in the Construction Industry

The versatile new material can be used both on its own, like regular rubber, or mixed with other materials to create a large variety of composites. According to the Australian researchers behind the invention, once the useful life of the product is over, the material can then be recycled almost indefinitely.

Made from sulphur and canola oil, the polymer doesn’t melt, but can be broken down and reformed by applying pressure and low-level heat of about 100 °C while the material, in powder form, rests in a mould – a process the team calls “reactive compression moulding”.

Read the source article at technology.org

TRAC Postpones 2020 Events: Rubber Recycling Symposium and 100th Members Meeting

In the wake of the current COVID-19 outbreak, the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) leadership decided to postpone their 100th Members Meeting & Gala as well as the Rubber Recycling Symposium to 2021.

The tire industry offers a beacon of light for other industrial sectors as they strive for a circular economy, rooted in making the most efficient use of resources—over and over again. The Symposium will embark on finding new and better ways to develop and nurture a circular economy.

Read the source article at Autosphere.ca

“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.

Read the source article at New Atlas

TRAC postpones 2020 centennial, recycling events until 2021

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CAMBRIDGE, Ontario — The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada is postponing a pair of events scheduled for this year— a centennial meeting/gala and rubber recycling symposium — until 2021 because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic

Read the source article at Tire Business

CATRA issues 2019 Annual Report

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CATRA is pleased to announce the publishing of its 2019 Annual Report.

Introduced by Brett Eckstein, CATRA’s current Chair, the report features significant member achievements both in 2019 and cumulatively since the inception of their programs.

Building on our 2019 successes, 2020 is set to be another year of achievement and growth – full of opportunities for CATRA to support its members as they work closely with their respective governments to carry out their environmental and economic responsibilities.

The 2019 report is available on CATRA’s website in both English and French.

Read the source article at CATRA