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Weibold Academy: REACH, recovered carbon black manufacturer’s obligations – EU regulation (part IV)

Weibold Academy: REACH, recovered carbon black manufacturer’s obligations – EU regulation (part IV)

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April 29, 2022

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is a legally autonomous, independent EU authority which, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH), regulates the technical, scientific, and administrative aspects of registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals. It is based in Helsinki, Finland, and ensures the registration, evaluation, authorization, and restriction of chemicals in a uniform procedure within the European Union. ECHA started its work in 2007.

Weibold Academy: More comprehensive life cycle assessments for chemicals needed

Weibold Academy: More comprehensive life cycle assessments for chemicals needed

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March 1, 2022

Today, more than 80 percent of the carbon backbone that most chemicals are made of is still derived from fossil raw materials. This means that neither the basic chemicals, which are made from petroleum feedstocks, nor the products made from them are sustainable. The load limits, such as climate change, ocean acidification and integrity of the biosphere, are far exceeded by most chemicals. Some chemicals even exceed Earth's exposure limits by more than 100 times. This is the conclusion reached by the University (ETH) in Zurich in a recent study published in the expert journal Green Chemistry (2021, 23, 9881) in which the most produced 490 chemicals have been analysed through the lens of seven planetary boundaries representing critical biophysical limits that should never be exceeded.

Weibold Academy: Regulatory issues in chemical recycling of end-of-life tires – factually confusing classification of pyrolysis

Weibold Academy: Regulatory issues in chemical recycling of end-of-life tires – factually confusing classification of pyrolysis

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January 27, 2022

The European Tyre Recycling Association (ETRA) is hosting the three day event that will take place from Wednesday through to Friday 23 - 25 March 2022 at the NH Collection Hotel, Grand Sablon, Brussels. The Conference is the culmination of a year-long series of ETRA-led and supported activities and events that focused on market development and expansion for a broad array of recycled tyre materials, products and applications.

Weibold Academy: Regulatory issues in chemical recycling of end-of-life tires – EU regulations (part I)

Weibold Academy: Regulatory issues in chemical recycling of end-of-life tires – EU regulations (part I)

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November 28, 2021

The International Organization for Standardization (2008, 2013) defines chemical recycling as a production of new raw materials by changing the chemical structure of polymers (e.g., plastic, rubber) through depolymerization, excluding energy recovery and incineration. Whereby depolymerisation is understood as a reversion of a polymer to its monomer(s) or to a polymer of lower relative molecular mass. This irreversible chemical decomposition (depolymerization) in pyrolysis processes is caused solely by a rise in temperature in an inert or oxygen free environment (UIPAC, 2021).

Weibold Academy: Sustainable Carbon Black produced from end-of-life tire pyrolysis oil

Weibold Academy: Sustainable Carbon Black produced from end-of-life tire pyrolysis oil

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October 27, 2021

State-of-the-art pyrolysis processes are an efficient, viable and sustainable approach for the valorisation of end-of-life tires (ELT) into oil, gas and recovered Carbon Black (rCB). They are thus an important step towards the transition to a low carbon, more sustainable, resource efficient, circular economy in line with the EU Green Deal and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Weibold Academy: Upgrading Recovered Carbon Black from end-of-life tires

Weibold Academy: Upgrading Recovered Carbon Black from end-of-life tires

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September 30, 2021

Sustainable rCB, thermochemically recovered from end-of-life tires, has already made the leap into industrial practice, and is making an important contribution to closing the loop in the tire and rubber industry. The first Cradle to Cradle certificate for rCB was already issued by EPEA in 2017, and most recently another rCB was accredited under the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) scheme. Besides the environmental advantages of using rCB in the rubber & tire industry, for instance that of CO2 reduction, the economic feasibility of pyrolysis is positively affected by these markets.

Promote your tire recycling or pyrolysis technology with Weibold’s webinars!

Promote your tire recycling or pyrolysis technology with Weibold’s webinars!

Webinars

September 27, 2021

Weibold is welcoming pyrolysis / tire recycling technology suppliers, researchers and all other interested parties from the industry to hold webinars on our platform. Our audience comprises over 25,000 professionals from tire recycling, pyrolysis and affiliated industries, which helps you increase your business presence, attract new customers and spread a word about your business activities. Benefit from our tire recycling and pyrolysis network we have been building up over the past 22 years. Contact Agustina Martin for more information.