Where the rubber not only hits, but is in, the roads

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Where the rubber hits the road Where the rubber not only hits, but is in, the roads. Pic: supplied The Australian X Few motorists would realise that the rubber their car rolls on can, when it reaches the end of its life, become better roads for the same drivers to enjoy. With Australia generating 56 million used tyres per year, there is huge potential to turn an environmental challenge into an opportunity to improve Australia’s roads.

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High-tech manufacturing turning old tyres into better irrigation systems

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High-tech manufacturing turning old tyres into better irrigation systems High-tech manufacturing turning old tyres into better irrigation systems The Australian X It seems unlikely that discarded tyres could help valuable crops grow but that is exactly what the work of two Geelong based joint high-tech manufacturing companies is making happen.

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‘It is an eyesore’: Tire piles grow after cuts to Sask. recycling program

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Some rural residents in Saskatchewan are upset since the Ministry of Environment put the brakes on a program that used to clean up tires on private property and farmland. “Honestly, it is an eyesore,” said Leslie Clark, a councillor for the RM of Parkdale, surrounding the hamlet of Glaslyn in northwest Saskatchewan. The cleanup of scrap tires from 227 RMs in the province was completed for $5.34 million.

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Sumitomo rolls out ‘Smart Tyre’ innovation roadmap

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TOKYO — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has set out a series of targets for its development of innovative tire products to meet increasing requirements around safety, sustainability and connected mobility.

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TRA scheme explains value of tire recycling

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London – The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) has launched its Responsible Retailing initiative to help retailers and industry educate consumers about tire recovery.

The scheme offers a suite of information including infographics, leaflets and posters to be displayed at members’ facilities. Materials can be downloaded through a newly launched tyrerecovery.org.uk website.

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Hankook income drops in third quarter, nine months

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SEOUL, South Korea—Hankook suffered double-digit drops in operating income for the quarter and nine months ended Sept. 30, despite increased sales for both periods.

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Recycled tires are finding a new home in Ontario communities

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Whether you live in a large city or a small town, working to improve and build your community is always rewarding. That’s why OTS has invested over $1 million in Community Renewal Fund (CRF) grants to help over 60 communities go green using recycled rubber tire products in new and need-to-be-renewed spaces.

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Michelin Acquires Lehigh Technologies, a Specialty Materials Company

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GREENVILLE, S.C.Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Michelin today announced that it has acquired Lehigh Technologies, a specialty materials company that uses patented cryogenic turbo mill technology to transform rubber from end-of-life tires and industrial goods into materials for new tires and other products, reducing the amount of raw materials initially needed, such as elastomers and fillers from oil- and rubber-based sources.

“We are always looking for ways to achieve safer and more sustainable mobility, including by using high-technology recycled materials, without compromising safety or other performances, while consuming less of the natural resources that are available in finite stocks,” said Pete Selleck, chairman and president of Michelin North America. “

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Alphabet launches U.S. ad campaign to promote driverless car safety

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s self-driving car unit Waymo and several groups are launching a campaign aimed at convincing skeptical Americans of what they say is the value and safety of driverless cars, as Congress considers how it will regulate the technology. The company said on Monday that it was teaming up with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the National Safety Council, and …

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Ontario students use recycled tires in OTS-sponsored design project

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TORONTO—Young Ontario artists and designers from Sheridan College Industrial Design and University of Toronto Landscape Design used the equivalent of 854 recycled tires to redesign a community space as part of Ontario Tire Stewardship’s third Student Design Challenge.

Dubbed the “Shaw Bench,” the installation on Toronto’s Artscape Youngplace includes a sustainable, integrated bench and bike rack, according to the OTS.

The bench’s modular design makes the bench highly adaptable, allowing for a variety of configurations, it said.

The OTS held a competition in June 2016, with 32 students from five post-secondary schools participating, the stewardship organization said.

OTS Student Design Challenge participants attended a three-day “Design Jam,” working alongside industry professionals to develop recycled rubber-based design concepts and present them to judges, it said.

The winners, who went on to design the “Shaw Bench,” included:

  • From University of Toronto Landscape Design, Andrey Chernykh, Leonard Flot and Tim Kwok, and;
  • From Sheridan College Industrial Design, Alexandra D’Oliviera, Michael Mofina, Patrick Marchent and Neil Smith.

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