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Events
Spanish study on microplastic from artificial turf

Spanish study on microplastic from artificial turf

sustainability

May 24, 2022

Recently, the Tyre and Rubber Recycling magazine published an article on a Spanish study that suggests that microplastic loss from artificial turf can be limited. Every year, the Spanish tire industry manages 300,000 tons of end-of-life tires, of which about 75,000 tons are utilized as filler for artificial turf pitches.

UK end-of-life tire exports to India remains high

UK end-of-life tire exports to India remains high

regulations

May 23, 2022

A British magazine Tyre and Rubber Recycling says the UK ELT exports to India still at its highest rates, despite the restrictive end-of-life tire exports policy recently imposed in the United Kingdom. Figures obtained by Tyre and Rubber Recycling show that tyre exports to India from the UK remain as high as they ever were, if not higher, the magazine highlights.

Austrian company launches first functional textiles based on recycled car tires

Austrian company launches first functional textiles based on recycled car tires

innovations

May 23, 2022

An Austrian company Dyntex focuses on innovative ideas to produce high quality textiles. Sustainability is aided by ultra-light materials created from post-consumer recyclate (PCR). As a product innovation, Dyntex, a developer and manufacturer of functional materials based in Bregenz, Austria, is offering high-quality fabrics created from recycled vehicle tires. An novel thermo-chemical procedure is used to recover a polyamide polymer from worn tires.

Pyrum Innovations received ISO 9001 certification for its quality management system

Pyrum Innovations received ISO 9001 certification for its quality management system

pyrolysis

May 23, 2022

On May 13, Pyrum Innovations – a German end-of-life tire pyrolysis operator – announced it had received ISO 9001 certification for its quality management in the scope of end-of-life tire recycling, production and sales of the resulting products (tire pyrolysis oil and recovered carbon black), research and development of new input materials and products, and plant design and construction. The implementation of and compliance with the quality management system according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 has been confirmed by successfully passing, Pyrum said.

Birla Carbon increases prices in North America

Birla Carbon increases prices in North America

CARBON BLACK

May 23, 2022

Birla Carbon, one of the leading manufacturers of carbon black globally, has announced a 15% price increase for all carbon black products manufactured in North America, effective July 1, 2022. All shipments made on or after this date are subject to the price increase. Increasing costs in materials, freight, logistics, and operations are the key reasons for this necessary change.

Tire and Rubber Association of Canada welcomes new member

Tire and Rubber Association of Canada welcomes new member

INDUSTRY UPDATES

May 21, 2022

Royal Mat has been welcomed as a new member of the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC). Royal Mat is based in Beauceville, Quebec, and produces rubber crumb and a range of rubber surfaces. TRAC President and CEO Carol Hochu states, "We are thrilled to have Royal Mat join our Association. Royal Mat is a pioneer in the field of tire recycling and the manufacture of high-quality recycled rubber goods. We look forward to a long-term, constructive collaboration that will benefit both parties."

US companies urge Biden administration to use scrap tires in national infrastructure projects

US companies urge Biden administration to use scrap tires in national infrastructure projects

regulations

May 21, 2022

As the Biden Administration continues to coordinate the implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), joined by 15 stakeholder organizations sent a joint letter highlighting available technologies to support national infrastructure improvements: rubber modified asphalt and tire derived aggregate. The letter outlined the benefits of these materials and identified the specific provisions within the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law where these materials would qualify for consideration.

ETRA conference to discuss concrete reinforced with tire-derived steel

ETRA conference to discuss concrete reinforced with tire-derived steel

events

May 20, 2022

Concrete is the most extensively consumed commodity on the planet after water, and it represents a significant potential market for Recycled Tyre Materials (RTMs). The Green Dealles Project looked into some potential applications. The goal of this project is to develop a prototype for a novel "predalles" slab for casting partially precast floors in civil and industrial structures.

REVYRE enters partnership with Advanced Sustainable Polymers

REVYRE enters partnership with Advanced Sustainable Polymers

industry updates

May 20, 2022

InfraCo Global Limited (InfraCo) has established a new subsidiary, REVYRE Global Polymers Pty Ltd (RGP) and entered into a global agreement with Advanced Sustainable Polymers Pte Ltd of Singapore. Tyromer Inc is a technology spin-off from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada dedicated to solving the global problem of scrap tires. Tyromer has developed a patented technology that converts scrap tires into a devulcanized rubber compound