Scrap Tire News | March 2021 Edition

In This Issue:

Kentucky Accepting Grant Applications For Crumb Rubber and Recycled Tire Projects

EnviroRail Changes Future Of Railroad Maintenance With Mechanical Concrete

Barclay Roto-Shred Has New Owners

KB Industries Forms New Sustainable Divisions …

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Understanding Green Tire Chemistry

Traditionally, if a tire was designed to advance performance in one area, it often meant a compromise in others…

Vehicle OEMs are currently looking to maximize fuel efficiency as much as possible, yet customers want traction and handling. Since tires are the only part of the vehicle that’s directly connected to the road surface, engineering them to excel in these different areas is no small feat.

To help understand the chemistry involved in making a tire that’s able to advance in these different areas, Smithers hosted a webinar series delving into what’s behind so-called green tire technology.

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CARB will regulate tire pressure starting in July 2010

Last week, the California Air Resources Board – fresh from not banning black cars – adopted a regulation to force the 40,000 businesses in “California’s automotive maintenance industry to check the tire pressure of every vehicle they service.” This means that, starting in July of 2010, when you bring your car in for service in California, the shop will have to make sure that your tires filled to the manufacturer’s recommended air pressure level. CARB estimates that this will save the average Californian about $12 a year.

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Bridgestone, ARLANXEO and Solvay launch TECHSYN for unrivalled environmental performance

Bridgestone, a global leader in sustainable mobility and advanced solutions, ARLANXEO, a world-leading synthetic rubber producer, and Solvay, one of the world´s top science companies and worldwide leader in Highly Dispersible Silica (HDS), both for innovation and for manufacturing, have today announced the launch of TECHSYN, a new, co-developed tyre technology platform enabling tyres to deliver unrivalled strength and environmental performance.

 

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In 2050, MICHELIN tires will be 100% sustainable

By 2050, MICHELIN tires will be made entirely from renewable, recycled, biosourced or otherwise sustainable materials.

Inspired by the VISION concept tire introduced in 2017, an airless, connected, rechargeable and entirely sustainable solution, the Michelin Group is committed to making its tires 100% sustainable by 2050. Today, nearly 30%* of the components used in the manufacture of tires produced by the Michelin Group are already made from natural, recycled or otherwise sustainable raw materials. A Michelin tire is a high-tech product comprising more than 200 ingredients. The main one is natural rubber, but the many ingredients also include synthetic rubber, metal, fibers and components that strengthen a tire’s structure, like carbon black, silica and plasticizers (resins, etc.). Incorporated in perfect proportions, these materials interact to deliver an optimal balance of performance, driveability and safety, while steadily reducing the tire’s environmental impact.
Source: Michelin

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Orion Engineered Carbons to Increase Acetylene Black Pricing

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. (NYSE: OEC), a worldwide supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black, today announced that it will increase pricing for acetylene black.

Following the acquisition of its acetylene black plant in France, the company adjusted the facility’s strategic focus, requiring new investments to better serve the growing market demand for acetylene black used in lithium-ion battery production. In addition to these strategic investments, the company has also been confronted with rising costs for packaging, transportation and environmental obligations.

Against this backdrop Orion will raise its acetylene black prices by 20 percent globally on March 1st, 2021, or as contracts allow.

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Michelin Wins Sustainability Award for Natural Rubber Sustainable Supply Chain

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 17 December 2020 – Michelin has won the ‘Smart Mobility’ award from the European Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (EuroCham) at its inaugural EuroCham Sustainability Awards 2020, held virtually on November 17, 2020. The award recognized Michelin’s continued efforts to ensure that its raw materials, in particular natural rubber, are sustainably and ethically sourced.

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RPRA Announces Consultation on Distribution of the Ontario Tire Stewardship Surplus

The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority is consulting on Ontario Tire Stewardship’s (OTS) plan to return remaining Used Tires Program surplus funds to stewards. The plan was developed by Grant Thornton Limited, the court appointed OTS liquidator, as a Surplus Funds Addendum to the Used Tires Program Wind-Up Plan. The proposed addendum includes:

  • which tire classes are eligible to share in the surplus
  • a proposed methodology to allocate funds to stewards
  • a proposal to address the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks’ direction that the surplus funds returned to stewards be used to benefit consumers

You can review the proposed addendum and provide your feedback between January 29 and February 26, 2021. Learn more about the consultation process.

The Authority is hosting a webinar on Thursday, February 11, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. to present the proposed addendum, answer questions and solicit feedback from stakeholders.  

Register for the Webinar

Stakeholders can also submit their feedback via email to  consultations@rpra.ca. All feedback must be received by the Authority on or before Friday, February 26, 2021.

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Cleaner, stronger, harder: New tech improves sustainable concrete

Researchers have developed a new technology to manufacture concrete made from recycled materials that is stronger and more durable than the traditional product.

Recycled concrete aggregates made with everything from coffee cups to building rubble offer huge environmental benefits, from reducing landfill and COemissions, to saving natural resources and boosting the circular economy.

Despite ongoing improvements however, challenges with matching the strength and durability of traditional concrete have hindered the practical application of these sustainable alternatives.

Now researchers from RMIT have developed a new method for casting prefabricated concrete products made with rubber tyres and construction and demolition waste that are up to 35% stronger than traditional concrete.

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Nokian targets tire made from 100% recycled and renewable materials

Nokian Tires says it intends to develop a tire concept that uses 100% recycled materials by 2025.

“We develop our winter tires with decades of knowledge of winter conditions. Each new generation builds on the previous, as we are continuously learning and developing new ways to safely adapt to the changing world around us,” said Anu Moisio, brand manager for Nokian Tyres. 

“We want the drivers who choose Nokian Tyres products to know that not only can they safeguard their families’ journeys with their tire choice, but that their decision will also respect the world we all live in.”

Read the source article at Tire Technology International