HARTFORD, Conn. — The Rubber Manufacturers Association and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries are opposing proposals from the Connecticut legislature that would create Extended Producer Responsibility systems for tire recycling.
Canada-based gasification and pyrolysis waste conversion technologies provider Klean Industries Inc. shares that one of its facilities has become the world’s first tyre pyrolysis plant to receive Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certification. This C2C certification by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry LLC follows a 12-month study of the Klean Industries production process and the end uses of the recycled carbon and oil products that derive from it.
According to the company, one factor that sets it apart from other tyre pyrolysis technologies is its ability to convert tyre char into products that are utilised by end users in a multitude of product applications. “This is accomplished using our proprietary technologies that produce a recovered carbon black (rCB) to a standard unseen by any other technology providers, hence our commercial success,” shares Klean Industries in a statement. As far as the company is aware, it is currently the only group re-integrating recovered carbon black in new tyres with major tyre manufacturers around the globe.
Klean Industries’ certifications for technology and products include: ISO 9001, 14001, 14064, 14067; CE and UL ECOLOGO certifications; Carbon Footprint Certificates; Green Product Certificate; REACH Certification; EPD ClassII Enviro-Labeling 485 & 486; Cradle to Cradle Certified.
Atlas Tire Wholesale recently hosted the summer edition of their renowned Atlas Tire University program. Besides hearing about the latest tire technologies and products, guests who attended the event also learned about the most up-to-date online marketing and social media strategies.
ATU invited social media expert, Casey Walter from Optimize Social Media in Oakdale, Minnesota to speak about strategies tire retailers can put into practice today in order to better position their companies online to compete in today’s challenging market.
Besides a host of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Yelp, Google+ and Instagram strategies, Walter also spoke about online reputation management, and how to deal with disgruntled customers who complain about your tire business on social media.
Atlas Tire also invited Michal Majernik, Manager, Communications for the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) to talk about the latest and most pertinent statistics tire statistics. Majernik also discussed the demise of the Ontario Tire Stewardship program, and explained how Ontario’s tire recycling infrastructure is likely to change in the near future.
In addition to a gourmet lunch, guests of Atlas Tire enjoyed giveaways and prizes throughout the day, as well as an opportunity to network with peers along with tire industry representatives and experts.
Innovation to drive new and improved scrap tire markets is a key theme for the 7th Scrap to Profit Conference scheduled for October 25-26, 2017 at The Inn at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.
Topics to be discussed will be non-commercial and include market discussions of tire derived fuel, civil engineering, and ground rubber markets. Also, research and education needs for new markets and recent innovations in scrap tire uses will be addressed.
During the company’s annual shareholder meeting yesterday, Richard Kramer stated that trends within the global tyre industry are playing to Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s strengths and its strategy to drive profitable growth. This growth, he added, is best represented within the consumer tyre business by the rising demand for tyres with 17-inch and larger rim diameters – the market for this segment has doubled since 2010 and is expected to double again by 2020.
On 25 March 2017, Linglong International Tire (Thailand) Co., Ltd. entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with India’s Aditya Birla Group. At a signing ceremony attended by Dr Santrupt Misra, chief executive officer of Aditya Birla Group’s carbon black business, Sanjeev Sood, president of Birla Carbon in Thailand, and Wang Feng, chairman and president of Linglong Tire, the two parties committed to a strategic cooperation that will see Aditya Birla Group become Linglong Tire’s carbon black supplier.
GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Recycled carbon black company Enviro Systems Inc. and Chinese state-owned Guangzhou Vanlead Group Co. Ltd. have agreed to set up a turnkey recycling plant in southern China.
Guangdong-based Vanlead is among the largest tire-making groups in south China, according to Enviro. The company goes to market with the Wanli Tire and Diamond Tire brands.
Construction of the new facility, which will have 30,000 metric ton per year capacity, is set to start later this year in Guangdong, the city where Vanlead is based, according to Enviro. The facility will supply Vanlead’s production units throughout China, according to a memorandum of understanding.
OTS’s presence really blossomed at this year’s Canada Blooms, an annual gardening Festival that takes place in Toronto and connects attendees looking to stretch their green thumbs and see what is trending in landscape design and horticultural activity. This year, an engaged crowd of aspiring garden gurus were treated to an informative and entertaining presentation by none other than Frankie Flowers.
Frankie educated onlookers on some of the new and not so new trends emerging with respect to the recycled garden. One thing that he emphasized to the crowd was to take some lessons on recycling from our more industrious and resourceful ancestors, who often used things like bath water, egg shells and fish bits to fortify their garden plots. They practiced container gardening long before we did, and would grow tomatoes out of a tire, as the tire provides a raised platform for the tomatoes to flourish. With this process, there are fewer weeds than planting tomatoes in a more conventional fashion, the soil gets warmer faster, and most importantly, the tire beds yield a faster harvest!
Frankie highlighted the recycled materials that can be used in present-day gardens and highlighted the variety of ways tires can be put to good use in the form of planters, outdoor tires and garden edging.
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — King Tire Service Inc. has renewed its commitment to the ContiLifeCycle retreading system and converted its second plant, in Bristol, Va., to the Conti system, according to Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C.
King Tire was the first ContiLifeCycle partner in the U.S., agreeing in 2011 to convert its retread plant in Bluefield to the Conti system.
The location in Bristol is a former Blevins Tire & Recapping shop that King Tire took over in 2014 and continued to operate until now as a Marangoni-system operation, according to Ed King, vice president of King Tire Service and manager of recapping and warehousing.
The company decided last year to upgrade the Bristol facility with new equipment and convert it to the ContiLifeCycle system, Mr. King said, without disclosing the firm’s investment in the renovation.
Located 300 km north of the Arctic Circle in Ivalo, Finland, Technotrac is Hankook Tire’s new state-of-the-art winter tire testing facility.
The opening of Technotrac, says Hankook, marks a major milestone for the tire manufacturer, proving that its winter tires are tried and tested in the world’s most severe winter conditions.