Weibold's Logo

News: Tire Recycling & Pyrolysis

Weibold keeps you abreast of the most important news, events, technology advances and market trends in tire recycling and pyrolysis industry.

Events
Spanish Signus grants award badge to tire recyclers that meet its high standards

Spanish Signus grants award badge to tire recyclers that meet its high standards

General

May 19, 2019

Spanish waste managing agency Signus has presented its new green badge T – it will be provided to Spanish tire recyclers that comply with the group’s environmental standards. Currently, over 850 tire workshops have been granted this honorable badge – this indicates that the organizations have already met Signus’s requirements that have been established so the broader environmental goals are met.

Pyrolyx to set up its second tire pyrolysis plant in the United States

Pyrolyx to set up its second tire pyrolysis plant in the United States

Carbon Black

May 16, 2019

Recovered carbon black producer Pyrolyx AG is ready to set a second pyrolysis facility which will be constructed in Terre Haute, US. This move comes after the company relocated its main office from German Munich to Terre Haute, Indiana. One pyrolysis plant has already been built in the US by Pyrolyx; the company says that the next facility will be very similar to the US-based tire pyrolysis plant.

ECHA calls on tire businesses affected by microplastics law to take part in consultations

ECHA calls on tire businesses affected by microplastics law to take part in consultations

Regulations

May 15, 2019

In January, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) presented a proposal seeking the restraint of the microplastics applications; the presented document relies on the Chemicals Agency’s studies of the threats that the added microplastics pose to environment and human health. All businesses, including tire recyclers, that are affected by the new proposal on microplastics of European Chemicals Agency, are welcome to reach the ECHA, as the organization will launch public consultation that will last until September 20. Meanwhile, ECHA called on the enterprises to make early submissions to facilitate the process.

ETRA appoints Peter Taylor OBE its new vice president

ETRA appoints Peter Taylor OBE its new vice president

General

May 13, 2019

The European Tyre Recycling Association (ETRA) that comprises nine board members has chosen its new vice president – the position is now held by the UK representative, Peter Taylor OBE, who is a former Secretary General of the Imported Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ITMA). Peter Taylor is a very experienced specialist in the tire industry – he worked in the segment for more than 50 years, and he spent around two decades in the field of tire processing.

New tire recycling and rubberized bitumen plant to be constructed in Hungary

New tire recycling and rubberized bitumen plant to be constructed in Hungary

Rubberized Asphalt

May 10, 2019

A Hungarian city of Zalaegerszeg in the Zala region will see the construction of a new rubber bitumen plant capable of recycling 20,000 tons of scrap tires annually; the facility is expected to become operative next year. The company behind the plant construction is the local energy and chemical company MOL. Moreover, the development is possible thanks to a huge investment allocated by MOL; at the same time, the State Enterprise Investment Support Program also provided partial funding to the initiative. In total, the sum of investment is estimated at 3 billion Hungarian Forint.

MMEC Mannesmann and Black Bear Carbon join forces to bring the circular economy to tires

MMEC Mannesmann and Black Bear Carbon join forces to bring the circular economy to tires

Carbon Black

May 8, 2019

MMEC Mannesmann GmbH (MMEC), a global leader in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), and Black Bear, the Dutch tire-to-carbon-black upcycling-company today announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the rollout of Black Bear’s breakthrough technology to produce recovered Carbon Black (rCB) from end-of-life tires. MMEC Mannesmann is well known for executing complex projects in the oil, gas, refining, chemical and renewables industries.

Denmark-based holding buys Portugal’s largest tire recycling operator

Denmark-based holding buys Portugal’s largest tire recycling operator

Industry Updates

May 7, 2019

Danish environmental company Genan Holding A/S has purchased an operator of Portugal’s biggest tire recycling facility, BioSafe, which is a minor of NORS S.A. – a corporation providing transporting and equipment solutions. The deal for the takeover has been already signed by the two companies, and the transaction was fully completed late April.

Over $18,000 provided for contamination tests at an old tire recycling site in United States

Over $18,000 provided for contamination tests at an old tire recycling site in United States

Regulations

May 6, 2019

More than $18,000 will be allocated by the US company Lift-A-Loft Corp. to conduct environmental probe of the old CR3 tire recycling site that had endured a long-lasting tire fire in August 2003. The Delaware-based company will have to provide the funds for the area’s testing after it signed a deal with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management which initially urged Lift-A-Loft Corp to pay a fine of more than $23,000 after the corporation allegedly violated waste control laws at its plant two year ago. The deal also forces the corporation to pay to the state the remaining part of the fine estimated at $4,680.