Month: April 2017

weibold! Academy: How to improve tire collection in small cities

Dear Readers, Month by month, our weibold! Academy series dwells deeper into the world of tire recycling, its products and applications. In case you have missed our previous articles, you can find the links at the end of this article. Improving waste tire collection system in small cities This month we will tell you how to improve tire collection in cities with less than 100,000 inhabitants. This article draws on the paper by Fagundes, Amorim and Lima “Action research in reverse logistics for end-of-life tire (ELT) recycling”. It can serve as a basis of information and references helping decision-makers...

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Do you offer used tire recycling equipment?

Take advantage of our business matchmaking services for used tire recycling, pyrolysis and related equipment. Currently, we are looking for a primary and a secondary shredder, ideally 15 tons/hour input capacity, 150 mm and 25 mm output respectively. Electrically driven preferred. There is also repeated demand for granulators / cracker mills capable of grinding rubber into particles smaller than 2 mm. If your are about to sell your machinery, send your offer to...

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Visit Lehigh Technologies during Smithers Rapra Traction Summit in Atlanta, USA, on May 8

Traction Summit focuses on innovations in the tire industry and this year it is going to be held on May 9-10 in Atlanta, Georgia. Offsite tour of Lehigh Technologies On May 8, before the conference and exhibition will commence, there will be an opportunity to join an offsite tour of Lehigh Technologies in Tucker, GA. The tour to Lehigh’s 60,000 ton/year facility will be divided into several parts: Applications development laboratory Incoming raw material Cryogenic production lines Finished products Lehigh Technologies staff members will be onsite to take questions regarding their facility and products. A reception will follow the...

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ECHA sees low level of concern for crumb rubber

Good news for crumb rubber producers is coming from Helsinki, Finland. Recently, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) concluded yet another study on health effects of crumb rubber infill in the artificial turf. Results of the study say there is “at most, a very low level of concern” from exposure to recycled rubber. Incentive to conduct a study came from the European Commission in June 2016 in order to assess how much real risk recycled rubber poses to the general population including professional players, children and workers who maintain or install synthetic rubber fields and pitches. In a report issued...

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Tire pyrolysis plant of Klean Industries gets C2C certification

Klean Industries, an innovative provider of pyrolysis and gasification waste conversion technologies, has a facility which became the first tire pyrolysis plant in the world which received Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certification. The C2C certification by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry LLC is a result of a thorough twelve-months study of Klean Industries’ operations, production process as well as end uses of tire-derived oil and recycled carbon black (rCB). Jesse Klinkhamer, CEO of Klean Industries, says the team is very pleased to exceed expectations and achieve the highest environmental standard for the quality of materials produced from any tire pyrolysis...

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