Tire recycling talk will increase in 2020

WASHINGTON — Scrap tire recycling continues to be one of the most important issues facing the industry, as signified by the recent call to action by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) to all affected parties to intensify the development of new sustainable, circular end-use markets for scrap tires.

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Klean progresses with tire pyrolysis projects

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Vancouver, British Colombia – Canadian tire pyrolysis company Klean Industries Inc (Klean) is progressing with the construction of its production facilities in the UK and the US, the company has announced.

Having acquired Berlin-based Carbon Resources Recovery GMBH (CRR) in November, the company said in a recent statement that it has now selected an EPC partner for the delivery of its tire pyrolysis and recovered carbon projects.

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Michelin targets zero CO2 emissions at all plants

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PARIS—Michelin has set a target of zero CO2 emissions by 2050 as part of its sustainability commitment with an approach based on “consuming less” and an “energy transition.”

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Tyromer appoints new director and chairman

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A developer of rubber devulcanization technology, Tyromer, has appointed Tom Corr as director and chairman. He will bring experience in commercialization, innovation, corporate management and board governance, the Canadian company said.

Corr’s academic degrees and certifications include a Doctor of Business Administration degree, an MBA from the University of Toronto, an advanced post graduate diploma in management consultancy and ICD.D certification as a corporate director.

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Halcyon Agri launches Bounce sustainable rubber movement

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SINGAPORE — Natural rubber giant Halcyon Agri Corp. Ltd. has launched Bounce, which it said is a movement to drive industry and consumer change for an equitable, sustainable natural rubber industry.

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China drafts rules to encourage tire recycling – Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China will establish new specialist firms to re-use and recycle its spent rubber tires as it tries to tackle a mounting waste problem, the industry ministry said in new draft guidelines. The rules, part of China’s efforts to cut pollution and ensure its resources are “comprehensively utilized”, were published by the industry ministry on Wednesday and have been opened to the public for consultation.

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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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GRI introduces natural oil-based Ultimate XT tire

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka—Global Rubber Industries is using natural processing oil in the production of an environmentally friendly version of its Ultimate XT solid rubber tire.

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Bridgestone begins manufacturing tires using recycled carbon black

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has begun at-scale use of recovered carbon black (rCB) in tire production, beginning with its agricultural tire plant in Des Moines, the company said recently.

Bridgestone has a long-standing partnership with Natchez, Miss.-based Delta-Energy Group L.L.C. and is using Delta-Energy’s proprietary product, D-E Black, as its sole source of rCB in Des Moines, Bridgestone said.

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Challenging times ahead for rubber sector

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The outlook is not very optimistic for rubber producing and consuming sectors according to Sawar Dhanania, Chairman of the Rubber Board. He was delivering the presidential address at the 179th meeting of the Rubber Board, in Kottayam. The economy world-wide is passing through difficult times and the economic horizon is overcast with uncertainty adversely affecting […]

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