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Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) reports that an innovative spray-on concrete made from used tyres that can protect buildings against blast, ballistics, impact and fire has been short-listed for Australia’s most prestigious manufacturing awards. TSA supports Flexiroc Australia Pty Ltd in its research and development of this ground-breaking product, Protectiflex. Flexiroc managing director Gary Bullock says Protectiflex is a game changer: a one-stop solution that can be sprayed on buildings and structures to strengthen and protect them – and the people within them – from explosions, weapons and ballistics attacks, forced entry and fire.
Carlton Forest Group’s IRR Manufacturing is forging ahead in the pyrolysis market with the launch of an updated website to showcase its unique technology. Manufactured in South Africa, but managed by an expert team in the UK, IRR Waste 2 Energy, already has a pyrolysis plant installed and fully operational at its UK headquarters in Worksop, and is achieving outputs of energy, oil and carbon char making the process entirely circular. To demystify the smoke and mirrors media profile that pyrolysis generally has, the team has adopted an up front and honest approach; showcasing the typical processes and costs associated with installing and commissioning an IRR pyrolysis plant. Four packages are presented on the new website giving clear explanations, which can be supported by onsite visits and the technical expertise of the UK team.
Bolder Industries increased investment in technical expertise, physical lab space, and its leadership team based on the success of its pilot programs. The Bolder Industries’ plant in Maryville, Missouri, fully commercialized the solution, accepting end-of-life tires at the gate and extracting steel, BolderBlack® (Bolder Industries' recovered carbon black brand), gas, and petrochemicals with a 98% recovery rate and a net-positive energy facility. The company reports that the net effect is a ~90% reduction of environmental impact across the board when considering greenhouse gas emissions, electricity, and water usage, and at a lower price. The company’s press release in May 2020 said Bolder Industries' patent-pending manufacturing process offered all of the petroleum-based products inside of a tire another life, revealing re-use savings.