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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Interview with ATMA Chairman- Need collaboration for sustainable growth

Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA) is a well-known tyre industry body in India. ATMA is the voice of the Indian tyre industry and its activities focus on promoting, representing and communicating the tyre industry interests primarily by acting as conduit between the Government and the industry.

With a strong acceleration in Indian GDP growth, automotive and tyre segment has registered a remarkable growth that led India to take a prominent position in the global rubber economy in 2018.

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Future Tire: Simple things make a difference

London – The single most effective improvement that can make tires more sustainable today is enhancing air-retention, according to ExxonMobil Chemical.

“When we think of sustainability we shouldn’t just focus on things that make great headlines or very long term goals,” said a company spokesman in a Q&A ahead of the Future Tire Conference 2019, in June.

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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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Continental wins inaugural Tyre Industry Environmental & Sustainable Solution Award

The Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights has named Continental Tyre Group Ltd the inaugural winners of the Tyre Industry Environmental & Sustainable Solution Award. The accolade was presented at the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights White Tie Banquet.

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USTMA Urges Drivers to #KNOWYOURROLL This National Tire Safety Week: May 20-27

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WASHINGTON—May 20, 2019—The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) today announced the kick-off of National Tire Safety Week, an industry-led initiative to raise awareness and educate consumers about proper tire care and safety. This year’s theme and hashtag, #KnowYourRoll, will run through Memorial Day. …

This year’s National Tire Safety Week coincides with the announcement of the formation of the bipartisan Congressional Tire Caucus, co-chaired by Reps. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) and Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.). The caucus was created to facilitate an exchange of ideas and information important to the U.S. tire manufacturing industry in the name of economic impact, sustainability, safety and future mobility.

“U.S. tire manufacturers continue to invest tremendous resources innovating tires so they are safer and more sustainable than just a decade ago,” said Anne Forristall Luke, president and CEO of USTMA. “National Tire Safety Week is a chance to highlight the importance of the drivers’ role in the safety equation through regular maintenance and simple tire pressure and wear checks. Just like fastening your seatbelt – an action that’s become synonymous with safety–proper tire care and maintenance also need to be top of mind when it comes to ensuring the safety of all motorists on the road.”

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Compounders cast an eye toward materials’ future

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CLEVELAND—A panel of industry veterans looked into the future of technical compounding at Compounding World 2019.

Tom Drye, Jean Sirois and Frank Roederer each answered questions from moderator Chris Smith, editor of online magazine Compounding World. The event was held May 8-9 in Cleveland.

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Care Care council support USTMA’s National Tire Safety Week

The Car Care Council announced it is supporting United States Tire Manufacturers Association’s National Tire Safety Week held on May 20 to 27.

“We encourage motorists to check their vehicle’s tire pressure, alignment and tread before they hit the road this summer. National Tire Safety Week is the ideal time to ‘be car care aware’ and ‘know your roll,’” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Tires affect a vehicle’s ride, handling, traction and safety.

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Making the sustainable tire possible

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Sustainability and the circular economy. These two ideas are the focus of both global corporations and the media. Consumption of resources and the one-time use of tires pose a huge environmental challenge.

Millions of tires are cast off in landfills, and this global issue continues to grow daily. Compounding issues, tire companies today are forced to use only virgin rubber to create new tires.

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