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According to the news, the facility will be located in Zaozhuang (Shandong province, China) – headquarter location of Star Smith, who is a renowned producer of glued steel fiber. The source says that the construction involves an investment of EUR 28 million and, after commissioning, will recycle end-of-life tires into some 60,000 tons of high-performance rubber per year. Swiss TRS is known for its “Water Pulse” process, which highly specialized water-jet system pulverizes tire tread into fine powder, free from steel and synthetic fibers and serves as a foundation for producing rubber powder under TRS’ trademark TyreXol.
SLTC – The Latin American Society of Rubber Technology (The Sociedad Latinoamericana de Tecnología del Caucho) – recently proudly announced the launch of their new Recycling Committee. SLTC highlighted its organizational scheme and general objectives, which we describe below. According to the SLTC, the Recycling Committee was born out of the need to find a place where all stakeholders related to tire recycling in Latin America can actively interact to enrich and develop the industry.
Scientists at Flinders University in Australia have developed a new type of rubber that is “super-adhesive” and that, when combined with a special catalyst, becomes self-healing. According to recently released news, researchers in Australia created the rubber using only end-of-life materials, including sulfur, canola cooking oil and dicyclopentadiene from petroleum refining. This rubber, when damaged, is able to quickly repair itself at ambient temperature using an amine catalyst. In matter of minutes, damaged rubber, reportedly, gets as strong as before.