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Bolder and Continental Carbon partner to use recovered carbon black in rubber & plastics industry

Bolder and Continental Carbon partner to use recovered carbon black in rubber & plastics industry

Carbon Black

November 24, 2020

Business Wire recently reported that Bolder Industries (“Bolder”), a pioneer in converting end-of-life tires into sustainable industrial products such as recovered carbon black (rCB), and Continental Carbon Company (“CCC”), a leader in the development and manufacture of furnace-grade carbon blacks for the tire and rubber industry, announced on November 17 that they have entered into a co-marketing agreement to commercialize breakthrough, sustainable products for the global rubber and plastics industry.

Tadweer expands its end-of-life tire recycling operations in Abu Dhabi

Tadweer expands its end-of-life tire recycling operations in Abu Dhabi

Middle East

November 23, 2020

An e-magazine Truck&FleetMe.com reports that the Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) has opened its expanded used tire recycling facility in Abu Dhabi with a capacity to treat 70,000 tons of end-of-life tires annually. The project was built in partnership with a private sector company Tarheel to ensure the safe disposal of used tires for minimizing environmental and public health risks. A statement from Tadweer said the private sector partner it has contracted with is Tarheel Collecting Wastes LLC, an Abu Dhabi-based firm with over 10 years of expertise in waste management and environment services. Under the partnership, Tarheel collects and cleans used tires prior to their recycling and treatment at the dedicated facility, which has recycled nearly 17,000 tons of tires this year until the end of the third quarter. Tarheel has set up a new integrated automated plant in collaboration with its Italian partner to increase its total facility capacity to 100,000 tons annually.

Pyrolyx USA liquidates its tire pyrolysis plant due to bankruptcy

Pyrolyx USA liquidates its tire pyrolysis plant due to bankruptcy

Pyrolysis

November 20, 2020

According to several reports by Bloomberg Law and WTHI-TV Pyrolyx USA Indiana LLC – a tire pyrolysis plant focused on recovered carbon black production – filed for Chapter 7 protection “a liquidation bankruptcy” in Delaware this Autumn. The sources say this information is confirmed by court papers. According to Bloomberg Law, Pyrolyx USA Indiana LLC reported in April that it couldn’t make loan payments backing municipal bonds sold in 2017 after it shut its plant in Terre Haute because of the coronavirus outbreak.

ECO Green Equipment debuts ECO Extractor 63 for recycling mining tires
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ECO Green Equipment debuts ECO Extractor 63 for recycling mining tires

Technology

November 19, 2020

ECO Green Equipment – industrial tire recycling solutions provider and equipment manufacturer – unveils innovative ECO Extractor 63 capable of removing steel beads from 10 mining tires per hour. The Utah-based tire recycling equipment manufacturer is continually exploring new ways to make the tire recycling process more efficient and environmentally friendly. Their products, which range from shredders and grinders to colorizers and control panels, employ the latest technology, as ECO Green reports. Now, ECO Green’s team introduces their newest innovation: the ECO Extractor 63.

AZuR’s success with first workshops about tire recycling, pyrolysis and retreading

AZuR’s success with first workshops about tire recycling, pyrolysis and retreading

Events

November 19, 2020

AZuR – Germany’s innovation forum for tire recycling – reports that with three workshops on the topics "tire recycling", "retreading" and "pyrolysis" the AZuR network has successfully started its active work. The project, which is financed by the funding guideline "Innovationsforum Mittelstand" of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, was very well received by the economy, science and also politics. "We had three very exciting and above all productive meetings in which the discussions were very open and differentiated", says network coordinator Christina Guth.

Australian end-of-life tyre recycler expands its operations in Sydney

Australian end-of-life tyre recycler expands its operations in Sydney

General

November 18, 2020

Tyrecycle – an Australian end-of-life tyre recycling company – moves to expand its operations in Sydney with a new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant. Australian e-magazine Waste Management Review reports that Australia’s leading tyre recycler, Tyrecycle is gearing up for a purpose-built multi-million dollar rubber crumb manufacturing plant in Sydney, following significant growth in the uptake of its products produced from end-of-life tyres. Tyrecycle Chief Executive Officer Jim Fairweather says the move is to cater for strong demand over the past two years, with the company experiencing a 30 per cent growth in sales of rubber crumb.

Energy trading company signs offtake agreement for pyrolysis oil in the UK

Energy trading company signs offtake agreement for pyrolysis oil in the UK

Pyrolysis

November 17, 2020

ShipInsight – an online magazine focused on ship operation, ship management and marine journalism – reports that an energy and commodity trader Vitol and Wastefront, the Norwegian waste tire pyrolysis company, have announced a 10-year offtake agreement for the production of liquid hydrocarbons (pyrolytic fuel oil) and certain non-liquid products which will be produced at Wastefront’s first waste tire pyrolysis plant in Sunderland, UK, on its completion in 2023. In addition to the offtake agreement, Vitol and Wastefront have also established a framework agreement for the 10-year offtake from future end-of-life tire pyrolysis plants to be developed and built by Wastefront.

Leading bicycle distributor links up with tube and tyre recycling company in the UK

Leading bicycle distributor links up with tube and tyre recycling company in the UK

Partnerships

November 13, 2020

The e-magazine Cycle Industry News reports that Madison – one of the UK’s leading bicycle parts and accessories distributors – haD linked up with national tube and tyre recycling company Velorim in a bid to offer its retailers a channel to dispose of end-of-life tyres and rubber waste. The magazine says that with the legislation on scrapping bicycle tyres now caught up with the same rules applicable to car tyres. Velorim set out to assist retailers in disposing of their waste.

British Environmental Agency allows using waste tyres in escape ladders in water storage reservoirs

British Environmental Agency allows using waste tyres in escape ladders in water storage reservoirs

Regulations

November 13, 2020

The government of the United Kingdom recently issued a statement where it announced that the low risk waste position (LRWP) applies to the use waste tyres in escape ladders in water storage reservoirs. When one follows the conditions in this LRWP, the use waste tyres in escape ladders in water storage reservoirs is allowed without an environmental permit for a waste operation.