Enviro and WindSpace to build tire recycling plant

Scandinavian Enviro Systems has signed an MoU with WindSpace, a Danish company that develops environmental and renewable energy technologies and solutions, to establish a new recycling plant in Denmark.

The agreement is valid for a period of 18 months and will involve the opening of a plant capable of recycling 30,000 tonnes of end-of-life tires per year.

“The ambition is to start the project with WindSpace and their co-investors in 2019,” said Thomas Sörensson, CEO Enviro.

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Future Tire: Tires could give new life to packaging waste

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Cologne, Germany – Recycled styrene from plastic waste streams has the capability to be “upcycled” in tires, according to Sandra Hofmann, global technology & innovation director, synthetic rubber, Trinseo.

“The question is, how to transform from a linear production model to something which enables the circular economy,” said Hofmann, during a presentation to Future Tire Conference 2019, held in Cologne, 11-12 June.

Polystyrene, according to Hofmann, has “a very unique feature” in that it…

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Jury still out on new Canadian scrap tire program

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.—Extended producer responsibility for scrap tires is here to stay, according to Glenn Maidment, president of the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC).

But the jury is still out on individual producer responsibility (IPR), Mr. Maidment told his audience at the 35th Clemson University Global Tire Industry Conference, held recently in Hilton Head.

Under a directive from the Waste-Free Ontario Act of 2015, tire manufacturers and importers in Ontario officially closed out Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS), their industry-funded recycling organization, in January 2019.

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Increasing Profitability of Tire Recycling Businesses with Innovative Rubber Products

Recycling tires into materials such as steel-free crumb rubber and fine rubber powder used to be a profitable venture; however, due to market saturation in developed economies, tire recycling companies might want to shift their focus from raw materials to potentially higher-priced consumer goods made from recycled rubber or even virgin rubber which can be replaced by tire-derived materials. The first and so far one of the most viable choices of tire recyclers would be investing in presses and molds to produce molded goods from crumb rubber or rubber powder. Another options include more complex technologies, e.g. blending recycled rubber powder with polyethylene or polypropylene to produce thermoplastic elastomers (TPE).

 

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Pyrolyx eyes second tire pyrolysis plant in US

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Munich, Germany – Recovered carbon black (rCB) manufacturer Pyrolyx AG has progressed the engineering and tendering process of its second plant in Terre Haute, Indiana, the company has announced.

Construction on the unit, which will be build adjacent to the company’s existing facility, is expected to start in the third quarter of this year.

Pyrolyx expects the new plant to be “substantially similar” to its first tire pyrolysis unit, which is near completion, added its 30 April statement.

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Partnership to aid rollout of Black Bear carbon black recovery technology

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MMEC Mannesmann GmbH (MMEC), a global leader in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and Black Bear, the Dutch tyre to carbon black upcycling company, today announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the rollout of Black Bear’s technology to produce recovered Carbon Black (rCB) from end-of-life tyres.

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Canadian Association of Tire Recycling Agencies issues 2018 Annual Report

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CATRA is pleased to announce the publishing of its 2018 Annual Report.

The report features significant member achievements both in 2018 and cumulatively since the inception of their programs.

Building on our 2018 successes, 2019 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 2018 report is available on CATRA’s website in both English and French.

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Micronized Rubber Powder Market Production Analysis and Demand 2019

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Global Micronized Rubber Powder market size will increase to 55 Million US$ by 2025, from 37 Million US$ in 2018, at a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period.

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Global reclaim rubber market poised to surge ahead

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Reclaim rubber is widely recognised as the third source of rubber after natural rubber and synthetic rubber. According to experts, reclaimed rubber use is expected to grow slightly faster than that of natural rubber and synthetic rubber in the future, thanks to its increasing applications in various end-use industries, unique properties such as excellent versatility and durability, easy availability of raw material, reduced processing costs, and little negative impact on the environment.

The increasing use of reclaim rubber in various industrial applications such as automotive and aircraft tyres, footwear, cycle tyres, molded rubber goods, belts and hoses …

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