USTMA to issue ‘call to action’ on scrap tire issues at Dec. 4 recycling event

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association is planning to issue a “call to action” on Dec. 4 at the 2019 Scrap Tire Recycling Conference in Greenville, S.C., to develop new “sustainable, circular end-use markets” for scrap tires.

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Playground in British Columbia dedicated to industry vet Don Blythe

SURREY, British Columbia — Don Blythe’s legacy as a champion for the tire recycling industry was enhanced recently with the dedication in his honor of a soft-surface playground composed of more than 1,000 recycled tires not far from Mr. Blythe’s home in Surrey.

Mr. Blythe, a former president of OK Tire as well as a Tire Industry Association (TIA) and Western Canada Tire Dealers (WCTD) board member, was instrumental in establishing Tire Stewardship BC (TSBC), one of the original tire recycling programs in the world.

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Europe recycling 92% of scrap tires

BRUSSELS—Ninety-two percent of all end-of-life tires in Europe in 2017 were collected and used for either material recycling or energy recovery, according to a report from the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association.

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Pyrolyx advances US operation with facility test-run, acquisition

Munich, Germany – Waste tire pyrolysis company Pyrolyx AG has completed the cold commissioning of the major systems at its recently constructed facility in Terre Haute, Indiana, the company announced 8 Oct.

Cold commissioning is the full operation of machinery and systems, which is done in preparation for hot commissioning and initial production.

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Two Alberta-based companies creating new uses for old tires

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When it comes to tires, it’s time to start thinking about the switch from summer to winter wheels, but for two Alberta companies, when it comes to tires the “switch” means they are completely transformed.

Eco-Flex turns tires into a crumb and makes entirely new products, things like industrial walkways, curb ramps and even rumble strips.

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Italian Greentire and Activa create asphalt additive that contains recycled rubber

Greentire is an Italian end-of-life tire recycling company taking innovative approaches to boost circular economy. The company cooperates with Activa – specialists in the field of chemicals for bitumen and asphalt mixes – whose general manager Francesco Santella was in charge of the project and research studying the possibility of making asphalts that would contain rubber from recycled end-of-life tires (ELT).

A special additive for high-performance asphalts has been created by Greentire and Activa. To obtain the cutting-edge additive, an innovative tech process is used which is eco-friendly and considered not hazardous for human health.

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Tire Recycling Downstream Products Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2019 – 2027

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Tire Recycling Downstream Products Market – Scope of the Report The analyst, in its recently published study, throws light on the growth of the tire recycling downstream products market over the forecast period of 2019-2027.This business study…

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Corporate bond to finance Environ’s ownership of recycling plants

Scandinavian Enviro Systems (Enviro) is developing a public, international corporate bond to finance the company’s ownership of forthcoming recycling plants for end-of-life vehicle tyres. The work to develop the bond is being carried out in collaboration with the London-based financial adviser, Zenzic Partners.

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Cabot exec sees limits on use of rCB in tires

London – There are major technical challenges to overcome before recycled carbon black (rCB) can be used as an effective alternative filler in tire compounds, believes Bart Kalkstein, president, reinforcement materials at Cabot Corp.

It is important to consider all available opportunities for tire recycling, Kalkstein set out in a Q&A interview for a new ERJ Special Report on Sustainability.*

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Enviro Systems moving forward on proposed tire recycling plant in Buffalo

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Scandinavian Enviro Systems A.B., the Gothenburg, Sweden-based tire pyrolysis technology firm, is moving forward with plans for a tire recycling plant in Buffalo jointly owned by Enviro Systems and a Canadian recycling concern.

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