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NTDA and TRA announce closer collaboration

NTDA and TRA announce closer collaboration

10th October 2018 | 0 Comments

During the NTDA Tyre Industry Conference held on 4 October 2018, NTDA chief executive Stefan Hay announced that the NTDA and the TRA are working to explore “the clear synergies between the two associations”. In the first instance, this will involve an exchange of representatives between the NTDA Executive Council and TRA Steering Group and the establishment of a joint Working Group to explore the possible benefits such an alliance can deliver.

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Eldan Super Chopper reduces power consumption

Eldan Super Chopper reduces power consumption

1st October 2018 | 0 Comments

Recent advances in the market of electrical components have made it possible for Eldan to develop a frequency drive ELDAN Super Chopper with a significantly lower power consumption and a lower price than previous models.

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Two Bridgestone tyre factories gain environmental accreditation

21st August 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Americas’ Aiken, South Carolina, passenger and light truck tyre and its Aiken OTR tyre plants have been accepted into the South Carolina Environmental Excellence Program (SCEEP) for their recycling, conservation and community support. SCEEP, a programme highlighting outstanding workplace environmental improvement, is implemented through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. SCEEP was designed to recognize and reward South Carolina facilities that have demonstrated superior environmental performance through pollution prevention, energy and resource conservation, and the use of an environmental management system.

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Ecobat to introduce recycling division at Automechanika, Frankfurt

Ecobat to introduce recycling division at Automechanika, Frankfurt

8th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Two years on from the official unveiling of its pan-European battery distribution arm, Ecobat Battery Technologies (EBT), the Ecobat group is once again exhibiting at Automechanika Frankfurt.

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Linglong Tire progressing with recycling, pyrolysis projects

Linglong Tire progressing with recycling, pyrolysis projects

26th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Linglong Tire is examining tyre pyrolysis technology and its application to waste tyre recycling. The tyre maker shares that it organised a conference on the subject at its headquarters in Zhaoyuan, China on 24 July, an event attended by 13 academics and experts from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Sichuan University, Zhejiang University and Beijing University of Technology.

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Scrap tyre management a ‘success story’ – USTMA

Scrap tyre management a ‘success story’ – USTMA

24th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Stockpiles of scrap tyres in the United States of America have decreased 94 per cent since the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) instigated efforts to re-purpose scrap tyres, reports the trade association. While scrap tyre stockpiles in the USA contained more than a billion tyres in total in 1991, by 2017 these stockpiles had reduced to just 60 million tyres.

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Scandinavian Enviro Systems sign Middle-Eastern tyre recycling deal

Scandinavian Enviro Systems sign Middle-Eastern tyre recycling deal

19th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Scandinavian Enviro Systems has signed a HoA (Heads of Agreement) with the German company DHF Development to facilitate the establishment of one or more recycling plants in The Middle East together with Industrial Development and Renovation Organisation of Iran (IDRO). The agreement is valid for a period of three months. The deal was signed on 6 July 2018.

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Pyrolyx secures funding for US plant expansion

18th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Pyrolyx has signed a five-year mezzanine financing agreement for 5 million euros (about $6.1 million) with USAmerican Arena Growth Holdings. The capital will be used to finance global expansion, the development of production in the US, and optimization of Pyrolyx’s existing production capacity.

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Tyre businesses urged to get green and boost their bottom line

Tyre businesses urged to get green and boost their bottom line

21st March 2018 | 0 Comments

Tyre businesses are being urged to act now to embrace the economic opportunity of sustainability by the VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards. The leading environmental awards underlined the need for urgent action to address the environmental challenges currently faced as well as highlighting the potential business benefits which this can deliver.

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Hella targets zero landfill waste

Hella targets zero landfill waste

13th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Gabor Kakuk, a Hella employee, sparked a recycling policy change after taking matters into his own hands to further improve the company’s green credentials. Every month in the UK, more than a million tonnes of plastic – particularly plastic bottles and cups – from homes, industry and businesses are used and disposed of in landfill, remaining in the environment for many years, often taking up to 500 years to decompose.

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New real-life research into recycled tyre oil

8th November 2017 | 0 Comments

New Australian research into the properties of oil from recycled tyres will evaluate the performance and emissions of commercial vehicles under actual operating conditions including engines that are representative of heavy duty trucks, light weight commercial vehicles, 4x4s and SUVs. The ‘on-truck’ tests will be conducted on a Kenworth K200 semi-trailer that will leave the Tytec Logistics depot at Wacol, Brisbane this week and undertake the 1200-kilometre journey to the Rio Tinto Hail Creek mine, south of Mackay, North Queensland. It was slated for departure on Tuesday 7 November, with the actual results to be calculated and revealed a week later.

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‘Angry’ ITIA calls waste tyre management scheme that is ‘fit for purpose’

30th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate and Environment in relation to the Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2017, Paddy Murphy, president of ITIA (Irish Tyre Industry Association) stated: “The tyre industry is frustrated and angry at not being heard in relation to its concerns about the successful operation of the new waste tyre scheme under the new regulations. We are now calling on the committee to nullify the regulations or make recommendations that will take into account three key issues as raised by the Industry.

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Aussie recycler turns aircraft tyres into bio fuel

24th October 2017 | 0 Comments

One Australian recycler’s technology is turning old aircraft tyres into bio jet fuel - Green Distillation Technologies (GDT), an Australian company was awarded a bronze medal two years ago in the Edison Awards, rated as the world’s top prize for innovation. The GDT technology is called destructive distillation and can recycle old aircraft tyres into oil, carbon and the steel wire cord, although usually their process is applied to recycling old car tyres into oil, carbon and steel with a typical 10 kg car tyre yielding 4 litres of oil, 4kg of carbon, 2kg of steel, a 70kg truck tyre providing 27 litres of oil, 28 kg of carbon, 15 kg of steel and 4 tonne oversize mining dump truck tyre yielding 1.6 tonnes of carbon, 0.8 tonne of steel and 1500 litres of oil.

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Fire at Titan tyre reclamation plant in Canada

27th September 2017 | 0 Comments

At midnight on 21 September 2017, a fire broke out at the Titan Tire Reclamation Corporation (TTRC) facility in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Titan International, Inc. reports that no staff members or others were injured.

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SEPA and partners aim to tackle Scottish tyre waste

29th August 2017 | 0 Comments

A new strategic partnership to tackle waste tyres was announced earlier in August by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and business group Entrepreneurial Scotland. Through the partnership entrepreneurs are being challenged to find sustainable business opportunities for used tyres over the next five years. At the same time, the SEPA has committed to developing a dedicated sector plan that will set actions and targets for tackling used tyre issues, including illegal dumping.

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