Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) has launched ‘Circular Economy Collaborator’, a programme that supports its vision of circularity for end-of-life tyres as well as government policy such as the ReMade in Australia recycling campaign. The programme’s introduction follows the outlawing of whole used tyre exports from 1 December 2021.
Hungarian oil and gas company MOL Group is setting up a new rubber bitumen plant in Zalaegerszeg, in the west of the country. A foundation stone for the facility was laid in May; when complete next year, it will be able to produce 20,000 tonnes of rubber bitumen for road building applications.
Granutech-Saturn Systems, manufacturer of the Saturn brand of industrial and mobile tyre shredders, has launched a new refiner mill. The machine features sealed roller bearings for greater tolerances in processing material down to 80 mesh. The company will bring its latest machine to Reifen 2016 (Hall GA- Stand 114), where visitors can learn more about the new machine and the company’s complete tyre recycling systems.
While tyre recycling is a business sector that has proven its ability to buck recessionary trends, recyclers face the challenges presented by weakening mature markets and at the same time develop new markets. That’s why Tyres & Accessories recently engage with rubber and tyre recycling industry consultant Robert Wiebold and asked what the biggest trends in tyre recycling have been in 2014.