California to push for law promoting tire-recycling


California plans to boost the tire-recycling rate by pushing for legislation with USTMA support. AB 509, sponsored by Assembly Member Jim Frazier, would change the current state tire recycling grant program into an incentive program to help expand the use of tire-derived material. The measure also includes a provision to give Cal Recycle, the state scrap tire regulatory agency, authority to impose an additional tire fee on tire dealers to cover program administrative costs.

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Newfoundland awards TDA contract


ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland—The Newfoundland Multi-Materials Stewardship Board has signed a contract with C&D Recycling of Goodwood, Nova Scotia, to process approximately 2,000 metric tons of scrap tires into tire-derived aggregate.

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Tire & Rubber Industry Rundown: European Rubber Journal


Asia BD price drop… Nike sales… Clariant-Huntsman link-up… Michelin buys wine reviewer… Conti acquires… Eversafe Rubber… SKF sued ?… Firestone leak… UK down… Kumho limbo… Thai NR…

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Linglong opens subsidiaries in Luxembourg and Mexico


Yantai, China – Linglong Tyre has opened fully-owned new subsidiaries in Luxembourg City, Luxumbourg and Mexico City, Mexico, according to its announcement on June 30.

The two subsidiaries, named Linglong Luxembourg and Elite Faith Mexico, will engage in the import and export of tire and tire raw materials.

The subsidiaries are set up “as per Volkswagen’s request to build up Linglong’s overseas sales network to speed up the two companies’ cooperation,” said the statement.

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Redisa under liquidation

To safeguard the program’s assets and operations, the Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (Redisa) was placed under the liquidation.

Dr. Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs, filed an urgent application at the Cape Town High Court to eliminate Redisa. Reportedly, the reason for elimination was Redisa’s intention to cease scrap tire collection.

Afterwards, the court appointed a liquidator to take immediate control over the organization including incentives to carry out the approved Integrated Industry Waste Tire Management Plan (IIWTMP). The Cabinet approved a policy decision to reshape the funding model which would affect financing of Redisa’s IIWTMP. According to the policy review, those changes were to align the funding model with the scope of the existing public finance management system.

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ASIP grant funding Tyromer expansion


OLDCASTLE, Ontario—Scrap tire devulcanization company Tyromer is outfitting a new production plant in Oldcastle with the $3.4 million in funding it received from Canada’s Automotive Supplier Innovation Program.

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Bridgestone to raise winter tire prices in Japan


TOKYO—Bridgestone is increasing prices of its winter tires for passenger cars and vans in Japan.

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Commodites co. buys into Delta-Energy


STAMFORD, Conn. — Commodities merchant Castleton Commodities International L.L.C. has bought majority ownership of Delta-Energy Group L.L.C., a resource recovery company providing recycling solutions to the tire industry.

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Opinion – Burning tires is bad for business and the environment – Opinion By Dan Chassie


HALIFAX, June 8, 2017 /CNW/ – If you believe Lafarge-Holcim, the provincial government is about to give it a substantial portion of my family’s tire recycling business so they can use it as fuel.

The $40-billion French multinational has been telling media since the middle of May that they will soon be burning 350,000 scrap tires a year from Divert Nova Scotia to fuel a relatively small cement kiln in Brookfield.

If that’s true, Nova Scotia will be abandoning a successful used tire management policy that is an integral part of our solid waste management system.

And, of course, it’s another blow to small business in Nova Scotia.

These are tires that our company, Halifax C&D Recycling Ltd., currently converts into tire-derived aggregate (TDA), an environmentally safe, engineered product that replaces and often outperforms gravel in a host of construction applications.

Burning tires is illegal in Nova Scotia, so Lafarge would require an exemption to do this. It would also need an environmental approval from the Environment Department. So why is Lafarge so confident of the outcome?

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