Ecore International – a converter of reclaimed tire rubber in North America – has announced the acquisition of 360 Tire Recycling Group, a tire recycling management company. This strategic partnership enhances Ecore's position in the collecting of tires and buffings while assisting in the sourcing of raw materials for the business's cutting-edge flooring and surfacing solutions. Additionally, it positions Ecore and 360 Tire Recycling Group as pioneers in the global transition to a circular rubber economy.

“360 Tire’s commitment to providing an environmentally responsible, one-stop recycling effort for its customers aligns perfectly with Ecore’s vision of a planet free of rubber waste,” said Art Dodge, CEO of Ecore.

Ecore has been converting rubber waste for more than 40 years, upcycling more than 100 million pounds of it per year. More than 1,500 different products, including high-performance flooring, pour-in-place playgrounds, sports fields, mulch paths, and others, are produced by the company using recycled rubber.

With 14 years of experience as a provider and recycler in the truck stop and retreading sectors, 360 Tire Recycling Group is a specialist in collecting and handling of end-of-life tires. As a member of Ecore, the company will continue to operate under its current trade name and provide customers with a sustainable, circular process for converting reclaimed rubber into sustainable products that improve people's lives. These touchpoints include scrap tire hauling and processing, buffing collection and casing, and used tire sales.

Source: Rubber World Magazine.