Tag: tyre recovery

SEPA and partners aim to tackle Scottish tyre waste

Tuesday 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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TRA lobbies MPs to protect UK tyre recovery infrastructure

Monday 1st August 2016 | 0 Comments

TRA members will lobby their constituency members of parliament in their effort to fight off Environment Agency plans to bring in new storage limits which they say could put many responsible recyclers out of business. The association believes that the proposed new norms which it is claimed will lead to a reduction in waste fires will hit the tyre industry disproportionately.

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TRA: Environment Agency plans “will decimate tyre recycling business”

Friday 22nd July 2016 | 0 Comments

Plans by the Environment Agency (EA) to introduce new norms for the storage and processing of end of life tyres (ELTs) will force many operators out of business by the end of this year, according to the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA). And what’s more this outcome is likely to drive tyre recycling underground too.

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TRA Recycling Day 2016 pursues professional collective approach

TRA Recycling Day 2016 pursues professional collective approach

Monday 11th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Spokespeople from tyre industry, government agencies, external industry bodies gather to demonstrate broad-base discussions on ‘Meeting the Compliance Agenda’, including fire prevention and part-worn tyres The new president of the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA), John Bramwell opened proceedings at May’s Ardencote Manor hosted Recycling Day 2016 by setting out the “need for strength” within the […]

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Polymer Recyclers trialling retread compound containing 35% rubber crumb

Wednesday 8th July 2015 | 0 Comments

Tamworth-based Polymer Recyclers Ltd (PRL) is putting together a case for a retread compound with recycled tyre crumb as a major ingredient. The company says it is currently retreading and trialling retread compound containing 35 per cent rubber crumb. It calculates that this method could yield a material saving of 25 per cent.

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Easi Recycling introduces higher capacity tyre baler

Easi Recycling introduces higher capacity tyre baler

Monday 6th July 2015 | 0 Comments

York-based supplier of recycling equipment and solutions, Easi Recycling has added a new, high capacity product to its portfolio of balers and compactors. While the company’s range has always included tyre balers, the newly upgraded line now includes the higher output W8500H baler. Processing between 400 and 500 tyres per hour, with an 85 ton pressing force and increased support pressing plate, the W8500H has been designed and manufactured purposefully for the tough material waste management of vehicle tyres, Easi states.

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TIA supports free market tyre recovery over producer responsibility

Monday 16th February 2015 | 0 Comments

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has issued a position statement on scrap tyre recovery, in which the association comes out in support of free market approaches over and above producer responsibility schemes. The statement, which was developed by the association's Environmental Advisory Council (EAC), says “the association promotes and supports a competitive, market-based system to manage the flow of scrap tyres and scrap tyre materials” and points to the success already achieved with this approach – notably a purported tyre recovery rate approaching 90 per cent.

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More than WISH-ful thinking

Friday 23rd May 2014 | 0 Comments

The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) held its annual seminar at the Ardencote Manor hotel, Claverdon, Warwickshire on 16 May. It featured sessions on the state of the market and the forthcoming WISH code of practice review by Peter Taylor, further talks on the Responsible Recycler Scheme audit process plus PAS107QP from Gary Nelson of Abricon Ltd, plus an update from Environment Agency National Waste Enforcement Campaigns manager Paul Keay, a best practice case study from Apollo Vredestein (UK) Ltd managing director Stuart Jackson and introductory and closing remarks from association president Mike Wilson of Michelin Tyre Plc.

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23 million part worns sold since 2009

23 million part worns sold since 2009

Monday 28th April 2014 | 0 Comments

The latest research suggests that as many as 5.6 million part worn tyres have been sold in the UK each year since 2009. The ICM poll, which was commissioned by insurance firm Liverpool Victoria (otherwise known as LV) and published on 10 April found that 1.5 million motorists have bought “sub-standard second hand tyres” since 2009 and that a total of 23 million part worns have been sold in the UK since then.

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Connell Brothers to market Lehigh tyre industry raw materials in SE Asia

Thursday 27th March 2014 | 0 Comments

Connell Brothers (CBC), the largest distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia-Pacific, has announced a partnership with specialty materials company Lehigh Technologies to market Lehigh’s PolyDyne micronised rubber powders (MRP) to the tyre and rubber industries in Southeast Asia.

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Waste tyre exemptions reach record levels

Friday 21st March 2014 | 0 Comments

Registered exemptions for the storage of old tyres have reached record levels in England and Wales. The concern is that as the number of exempt sites increases, the authorities’ capacity to deal with and properly police them is stretched. According to the Tyre Recovery Association, since 2012 the association has been warning Ministers of the potential danger posed by weak supervision of exempt sites. TRA representatives explained that exemptions are easy and cheap to register but may pose “a looming threat to the environment where they are unpoliced”.

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TREC: Michelin partners to extract alcohol and rubber from used tyres

TREC: Michelin partners to extract alcohol and rubber from used tyres

Thursday 30th January 2014 | 0 Comments

Four French companies are partnering in a project to develop further applications for used tyres. Work is being carried out under the TREC project name and Michelin’s leadership; TREC is backed by a €51 million budget that extends over an eight year period and includes €13.3 million that France's Agency for the Environment and Energy Management (ADEME) is providing to Michelin and one other partner, SDTech, as part of the French government’s “Investing in the Future” programme. The project covers all stages of research and development processes, from the definition of scientific concepts to pilot testing and validation on an industrial demonstrator. Michelin says at least one of the project’s outcomes is expected to tie in with the BioButterfly project that began last year.

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Lehigh appoints ex-Yokohama, Goodyear executives to Board

Friday 15th November 2013 | 0 Comments

Sustainable materials company Lehigh Technologies has announced two new Board members. Former executive vice president and chief operating officer at Yokohama North America, Jim MacMaster has joined the company’s Board of Directors, while Adel Halasa, PhD, a polymer scientist formerly with Goodyear, has joined its Advisory Board.

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Reducing driving costs with recycling, retreading synergies

Reducing driving costs with recycling, retreading synergies

Friday 4th October 2013 | 0 Comments

Continental will pursue the principle of making commercial vehicle tyres go further for customers with its synergetic TBR retreading facility named the ContiLifeCycle Plant. Announced in 2012 and due to open in Hannover-Stöcken later in 2013, the 10 million euro-plus plant is set to become the world’s first plant to integrate rubber recycling with hot and cold retreading, and will create more than 100 new jobs at Conti’s headquarters. Tyrepress got in touch with Christian Saas, Conti’s director Retread Business Commercial Vehicle Tires, to get the latest information on the plant prior to it coming on line.

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Tyres & Accessories June 2013

Wednesday 19th June 2013 | 12,345 Comments

June's issue of Tyres & Accessories is now available online, with all the editorial compiled in our e-paper format. This means that subscribers need only click the more button to start reading straightaway - even before your paper copy has arrived. This month's edition contains special features on high performance tyres, tyre recovery and wheel aglignment as well as all the normal news and reviews. If you are not yet a subscriber simply click the subscribe link above.

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