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  • New Jersey becomes the latest to pass unsafe used tire law

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    As the resale and installation of unsafe tires is gaining momentum throughout the U.S., more and more state governors are signing legislation prohibiting the sale of unsafe used tires to motorists.

  • Michelin deploys Rubberway, an application that charts CSR practices

    The world’s largest purchaser of natural rubber, the Michelin Group is committed to responsibly and sustainably managing the rubber production industry. In order to preserve this resource and to manage its social and environmental impact, Michelin has chosen to promote rubber farming while also respecting certain rules throughout the value chain.

  • MCS production facility running and now accepting tires

    Maryville Carbon Solutions (MCS), a Maryville-based facility owned by Bolder Industries (formerly Waste to Energy Partners) and producer of Bolder Black™ plans to process a minimum of 1 million waste tires, resulting in 7 million pounds of recycled Bolder Black, 1.2 million gallons of reclaimed oil and 1,600 tons of recycled steel.

  • Georgia county cleans up scrap tires

    Colquitt County, Georgia was approved for a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help dispose of scrap tires.

  • Tire manufacturers promote scrap tire markets

    John Sheerin, USTMA’s director of End of Life Tire Programs, was a featured speaker at the Recycled Rubber Products Technology Conference.

  • California scrap tire bill advances

    California legislation intended to boost the tire recycling rate is advancing with USTMA support. AB 509, sponsored by Assembly Member Jim Frazier, would change the current state tire recycling grant program into an incentive program to help expand the use of tire-derived material.

  • Goodyear launches “intelligent” tire trial

    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is now applying its expertise to a fleet of semi-autonomous electric cars.

  • Soybean oil-based rubber used in tire production

    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is harvesting some unique “seeds” of innovation as it introduces a new tire technology with support from the United Soybean Board (USB).

  • Liberty Tire appoints Womble as CEO

    Liberty Tire Recycling appointed Thomas Womble, a company veteran, to serve as chief executive officer.

  • Licking County, Ohio river cleared

    The Licking County Health Department, in partnership with Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District and other local agencies, held the 23rd annual Licking County River Round Up event which was held in September.

  • ADEM to clean up Red Mountain Park of scrap tires

    The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) is working to remove thousands of tires and other debris from Red Mountain Park.

  • Pyrolyx AG: Construction of production plant begins

    Pyrolyx AG, a leader in the extraction of carbon black from end-of-life tires, is commencing as planned in the construction of its state-of-the-art recovered carbon black (rCB) plant in Terre Haute, Indiana.

  • Illegally dumped tire kills alligator

    The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division posted on Facebook a reminder about the effects of illegal dumping.
    An 11’ 9” alligator got stuck as it tried to squeeze through a tire that had been illegally dumped in a lake at Hamburg State Park in Georgia.
    “This is a prime example why our game wardens take litter and dumping so seriously,” the post said.

    Published in the October 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Equipment Spotlight | AUG 2017 Tire Recycling Equipment

  • RMA expands focus on mobile society

    The Rubber Manufacturers Association, the national trade association for tire manufacturers that produce tires in the U.S., announced a relaunch under the new banner of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA).

  • Making inroads with tire pyrolysis

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    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), about 100 million pounds of tire components discarded during the manufacturing process are dumped in landfills nationally each year because the body ply – the tire’s largest component – can’t be effectively recycled. That is, until tire pyrolysis gains more of a foothold throughout the industry.

  • Gerdau Manitoba mill helps to recycle millions of tires

    Gerdau North America, a steel manufacturer in Selkirk, and Reliable Tire Recycling, in Winnipeg, have partnered for over 10 years to recycle tires.

  • Cooper Tire & Rubber Company declares quarterly dividend

    Cooper Tire & Rubber Company disclosed that a quarterly dividend of 10.5 cents per share on common stock would be payable on June 30, 2017 to stockholders of record at the close of business June 1, 2017.

  • Bandag marks anniversary with retread campaign

    Bandag, a business of Bridgestone Americas, Inc. dedicated to the research, development and manufacturing of premium retreaded tires, is marking its 60th anniversary with the launch of a new global campaign designed to reinvigorate the retread category.

  • Edge Rubber expands PA facility

    Edge Rubber, located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, will double its capacity for coarse crumb rubber. Edge Rubber has added a new cracker mill production line, giving the plant double capacity for ambient materials.

  • Bill introduced to create a cleaner environment

    Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay) introduced AB 509, a bill designed to reduce greenhouse gases while simultaneously creating jobs by establishing a Tire Recycling Incentive Program (TRIP).

  • Eldan Recycling expands tire recycling plant

    Eldan Recycling A/S successfully installed and started up an expansion of an Eldan tire recycling plant at Italian customer GATIM.

    The expansion involves an additional granulator and classifier as well as a tumble back feeder upstream the existing Rasper. Eldan delivers both turnkey systems as well as single machines.

    Published in the February 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • TreadWright Tires named BIG Awards Green Company of the Year

    TreadWright Tires has received Business Intelligence Group’s BIG Award for Business.

  • Nine out of ten scrap tires recycled or reused

    Scrap tire piles have declined by more than 93 percent in the past two decades, according to a report issued by the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), the national trade association for tire manufacturers in the U.S.

  • Albertans recycle 100 million tires with recycling program

    Alberta’s tire recycling program has reached a significant milestone. One hundred million tires have been recycled since the program’s inception in 1992.

  • Bridgestone names new tire business president

    Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) shared that Joseph Saoud has joined the company as president, truck and bus radial, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. In this role, Saoud will be responsible for leading the sales activities for the U.S. and Canadian commercial truck and bus tire business, which includes Bandag retreads. He will drive the business’ long-term growth strategy and ensure continued value for customers, dealers and fleets.

    Saoud offers more than 20 years of leadership experience. Most recently, he served as president, global construction, agriculture and military for Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (CVG), a global supplier of a full range of cab and other vehicle related products for the global commercial vehicle market. Prior to his role with CVG, Saoud was president, filtration business unit, Cummins for the last seven years, the global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and service of diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies.

    Published in the November 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

  • A Closer Look | SEP 2016 Columbus McKinnon Corp with Charlie Astafan

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    ­­Charlie Astafan, general manager at Columbus McKinnon Corp., said that he’s been in the recycling machinery manufacturing industry pretty much all of his adult life.

  • Pennsylvania DEP cites illegal tire dump

    The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), partnering with the municipality of Penn Hills, has cited Monster and Mom and Bobo’s Car Wash LLC, for illegally storing an estimated 50,000 waste tires.

  • Rubber recycling: A growing industry

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    After the scrap tire industry experienced a downturn in 2009 until 2011, there has been a resurgence of sorts for recyclers and end users alike.

  • California repairs roads using recycled tires

    The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has approved $5,282,291 in grant funding to improve roads in 43 California communities.

  • Crumb rubber or organic infill for synthetic turf?

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    Playing fields around the world use artificial turf for a variety of aesthetic and practical reasons.

  • Goodyear reports record second quarter results

    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company reported record results for the second quarter of 2015.

  • Federal tire legislation focuses on safety, fuel efficiency and sales competitiveness

    Congress will consider legislation to create minimum tire performance standards for tire fuel efficiency and wet traction; improve manufacturers’ ability to contact consumers in the event of a tire recall; and create a web-based tool for consumers and tire dealers to more easily determine whether a tire is subject to a safety recall.

  • Hercules recalls All-Trac tires

    Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling approximately 90,000 All-Trac A/T tires because of a risk of tread separation, which can lead to a sudden loss of air pressure.

  • Tires containing silica created

    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has begun using a next-generation silica to increase the fuel-efficiency of its tires.

  • Cooper Tire decreases landfill usage nearly 40 percent

    Cooper Tire & Rubber Company released its third annual corporate social responsibility and sustainability report – “Responsibility the Cooper Way.”

  • New Mexico approves grant for shredders

    The South Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA) applied for and received a Recycling and Illegal Dumping (RAID) Grant from the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) to purchase a portable tire shredder for use at illegal dumping cleanups throughout Dona Ana County.

  • Global unvulcanized rubber market report offered

    IndexBox Marketing has just published a new report “World: Unvulcanized Rubber – Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2020.”

  • EPA awards teacher for innovation

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded middle school teacher Anne Moore from the Goochland County Public Schools in Virginia with the presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE).

  • Demand for synthetic rubber in tire industry to drive global benzene market into 2020

    According to recently published TechSci Research report, “Global Benzene Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020”, global benzene market is expected to surpass 46 million metric tons by 2020.

  • Michelin invests $22 million in plant

    Michelin North America is investing $22 million in its Dothan facility in order to increase the production of its high-performance light truck and SUV passenger tires.

  • RMA president Charles Cannon to retire

    Charles Cannon, president and chief executive officer of the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) disclosed that he will retire at the end of 2015 after nearly eight years at the helm of RMA.

  • Bridgestone names winner of truck tires promotion

    Bridgestone Commercial Solutions said that Roger Errett of Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania is the grand prize winner of a special Dayton commercial truck tires competition held at the Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • Unsafe used tires: Are laws needed?

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    The question before several state legislatures this year – should new laws governing the sale of unsafe used tires be made?

  • Liberty Tire completes restructuring

    Liberty Tire Recycling Holdco, LLC and its subsidiaries has completed its financial restructuring, which de-levered the company’s balance sheet and facilitated the infusion of new capital into the company.

  • Bridgestone names Cole as president of tire division

    Bridgestone Commercial, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO), has appointed a new president in the commercial tire division. As president, Commercial OTR, Taylor Cole will be responsible for leading Bridgestone’s North American commercial and strategic direction. Taylor will be instrumental in harnessing resources for continued growth of the division, solidifying Bridgestone’s commitment to the mining, construction, aggregates, as well as road and bridge and port business segments.

    Taylor most recently served as managing director of all U.S. new equipment and aftermarket business units at Howden North America Inc. He has also served in executive roles at Intergraph Corporation, Sandvik Mining and Construction and Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc. Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree in marine transportation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA from the University of Florida. Taylor served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

    Published in the May 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Liberty Tire partners on rubber modified asphalt

    Lehigh Technologies and Liberty Tire Recycling have partnered to offer the asphalt industry rubber modified asphalt (RMA). Under the terms of the agreement, Liberty Tire Recycling will provide sales, service and support for Rheopave RMA systems in selected regions in North America.

    Rheopave additive technology is a patented blend of polymers and other components developed specifically to enhance the performance of rubber powders in RMA systems.

     Published in the March 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

     

  • Bridgestone opens U.S. facility to make giant tires

    Bridgestone Americas revealed the opening of its first giant off road radial tire plant.

  • Temporary ban on artificial turf made from recycled tires considered

    California State Senator Jerry Hill introduced legislation that would prohibit the installation of artifical turf surfaces made from recycled tires in schools and parks in California while the state conducts a study to determine possible health risks.

  • Timberland and Omni United establish Timberland Tires

    Timberland is collaborating with tire manufacturer and distributor Omni United to create a co-branded line of tires under the Timberland and Radar Tires brands.

  • Bridgestone’s leadership in South Carolina changes

    Bridgestone Americas made two appointments to the leadership team at the company’s manufacturing operations in Aiken County, South Carolina.

    Bridgestone appointed Ron Brooks to serve as plant manager at the company’s new off-road radial (ORR) tire plant, which is scheduled to begin production later this year. Brooks spent much of his distinguished career working for Bridgestone, and brings experience managing several manufacturing facilities, including the company’s tire operations in Warren County, Tennessee; LaVergne, Tennessee, and Bloomington, Illinois.

    Bridgestone also disclosed that Fran Jones accepted the position of plant manager at its passenger (PSR) and light truck (LTR) manufacturing facility in Aiken County. Jones, previously vice president, administrative services, at the Aiken ORR plant, succeeds John Stewart, who was recently appointed plant manager for the company’s operations in Warren County, Tennessee.

    In April 2013, Bridgestone completed a two-phase expansion at its PSR/LTR operations in Aiken County, increasing the plant’s footprint to 2.42 million sq.ft. and resulting in a rated production capacity of 37,350 tires per day, or 13.4 million tires annually.

    Published in the September 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Rubber established as playground safety surface

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) disclosed that it played a significant role in the establishment of standard specifications for loose-fill rubber used in playground surfacing.

  • OSHA cites Liberty Tire for violations

    Liberty Tire Recycling LLC has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for repeat safety violations for exposing workers to falls, fire/explosion and dangerous, unguarded equipment.

  • Stable rubber recycling market attracts new plant

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    Danish rubber recycler Genan’s big new tire recycling plant in Houston is entering a rubber recycling market that, to appearances, is stable and already well-served by existing domestic facilities.

  • Rubberized asphalt gains traction

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    Blending crumb rubber made from scrap tires into asphalt formulations to pave roads is a winning strategy – one being adopted by more and more state departments of transportation (DOTs).