Tag: Fire

TRA: WISH waste tyre storage proposals ’arrogant’ and ‘counter intuitive’

4th August 2014 | 0 Comments

Proposals by the ESA-led ‘WISH’ group have been branded counter-intuitive and arrogant by Britain’s Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) whose members handle more than three quarters of the country’s end-of-life tyre arisings. Commenting further on the proposals, TRA secretary general Peter Taylor OBE called the impression given by WISH that its consultation document was the result of wide ranging consultation to be wholly disingenuous.

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Fire at Bridgestone Americas factory

30th June 2014 | 0 Comments

A fire at the Bridgestone Americas plant in Wilson, North Carolina, USA. According to news reports emanating from US trade magazine Tire Review, the fire forced the evacuation of hundreds of employees on Saturday 28 June 2014.

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Cooper: Chengshan tyre plant fire caused ‘minimal damage’

2nd June 2014 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire executives have confirmed that reports of a fire at the company’s Cooper Chengshan (Shandong)Tire Company Ltd. (CCT) manufacturing plant in Rongcheng, China were correct. As far as the details are concerned, writing in an official statement Cooper Tire officials confirmed that the fire took place on 28 May outside of the factory site proper. According to the company, there were no injuries and “minimal damage to property”. At the time photographs of the fire were published alongside local Chinese reports, however these provided no details of what damage the fire caused or where it actually took place. Cooper has now explained that “the fire involved a scrap tyre area outside the main manufacturing plant structure”. As a result production was temporarily suspended. It has now returned to normal.

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Physical breaks designed to counteract fire risk

Physical breaks designed to counteract fire risk

12th May 2014 | 0 Comments

Fires at tyre recycling and processing sites have long been a problem. In order to offer a solution Owen Batham, sales and marketing director of Elite Precast Concrete Ltd, suggests there is a growing need for firms to take a more proactive approach to their fire risk management and to develop more sophisticated disaster recovery plans.

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