In April 2020, Weibold is hosting online webinars designed for anyone interested in tire recycling and pyrolysis business. This month, our three webinars will cover not only introductory topics, but also will help established pyrolysis companies focused on recovered carbon black, who already operate on the market and would like to strengthen its business positions.

Special topic: Recovered carbon black markets (April 22, 2020)

One of the webinars hosted by Weibold will be devoted to recovered carbon black (rCB) markets, where Weibold’s special guest, Martin von Wolfersdorff, will be the speaker. Martin von Wolfersdorff is a world-class expert in pyrolysis and recovered carbon black as well as marketing of specialty chemical materials. He is deeply involved in the industry, serves one of the organizers of the first global conference on recovered carbon black and has been supporting multinational companies in the tire pyrolysis sector, the tire industry, tire trade organizations, rubber and the plastics industries.


Martin von Wolfersdorff | Photo by Wolfersdorff Consulting.

This webinar is designed for tire pyrolysis operators, tire pyrolysis technology providers, investors, rCB distributors and rCB refinishing companies. It will cover an introduction to recovered carbon black, explain different market definitions (top-down market, bottom-up market, potential market etc.), explain market segments and market segment requirements, give estimates for major markets and discuss current market developments in carbon black that will have an impact on the markets for recovered carbon black.

The webinar takes place on April 22, at 9:00 CET and 17:00 CET. To register of read more about the webinar, its contents, dates and price please visit this page.

Introductory webinars

In addition, in the end of April Weibold is hosting two introductory webinars designed for project initiators, entrepreneurs and anyone who is contemplating a new tire recycling or pyrolysis business. On an introductory level, Weibold's webinars will shed light on economics and technology in tire recycling and pyrolysis both from theoretical and practical as well as business points of view.

  1. Introduction to tire recycling (April 23, 2020)

    The webinar will be conducted by Robert Weibold – an expert in tire recycling & pyrolysis consulting who started his career in 1990s as head of project management in several major turn-key tire recycling projects. Since 1999, Robert has been focusing on tire recycling and pyrolysis consulting and carried out over 200 projects in tire recycling and pyrolysis around the world.

    The webinar takes place on April 23, at 9:00 CET and 17:00 CET. To learn more and register, press here.

  2. Introduction to tire pyrolysis (April 24, 2020)

    The webinar will be conducted by Andreas Kyriakos. A senior consultant at Weibold, Mr. Kyriakos supports associations, investors and start-ups in tire recycling projects. With emphasis on pyrolysis projects in recent years, his work includes big data analysis, LCAs and circularity reports, as well as feasibility studies, technology evaluations and business modeling.

    The webinar takes place on April 24, at 9:00 CET and 17:00 CET. To learn more and register, press here.

At the conclusion of both of the introductory webinars, participants will:

  • have been introduced to the concepts, chemistry, and physics of tire rubber and tire recycling
  • have a high level understanding of the business of operating a plant
  • possess a basic understanding of the tire recycling output products and their applications
  • be aware of the challenges of creating and marketing tire recycling products
  • be familiar with tire recycling terminology as well as product standards and specifications
  • understand relevant technologies and their advantages and disadvantages
  • be sensitized to the critical factors affecting the success of a planned plant
  • have a recommended path for methodical planning from concept to operations
  • be informed about possible business models
  • know which regulatory aspects to consider
  • be aware of the pitfalls when designing and operating tire recycling plants

Currently, we are welcoming all interested parties to learn more about participation fees, webinar schedules and contents, and register online.

To register, please proceed to Weibold’s webinar page.