USTMA and University of Missouri release findings on use of rubber modified asphalt

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), in partnership with the University of Missouri and The Ray, a nonprofit proving ground for sustainable transportation technologies, published a state of knowledge report that assessed existing research on the economic, performance and environmental benefits of using ground tire rubber (GTR) in asphalt. The report finds that rubber modified asphalt is a resilient pavement solution to rebuild America’s roadways and a promising sustainable and circular end-of-life market for scrap tires. The report also provides recommendations for additional research to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the technology’s impact.

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Eastman announces collaboration with USAMP and Padnos on closed-loop recycle study for automotive market

Eastman announced a collaboration with the United States Automotive Materials Partnership LLC (USAMP) and automotive recycler Padnos for a concept feasibility study to demonstrate a closed-loop project to recycle automotive industry mixed plastic waste in the automotive supply chain. USAMP is a subsidiary of the United States Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR).

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Rain Carbon commits to two sustainability initiatives

The company’s commitment includes two new sustainability related initiatives. The first is a detailed carbon footprint analysis of the company’s Vizag calciner in India. A technical paper published in late 2020 highlighted the magnitude of carbon dioxide emissions reductions achievable with energy cogeneration: approximately 45 percent. The paper also presented data on the performance of Vizag’s world class sulfur dioxide scrubbing system, which has virtually eliminated the facility’s SO2 emissions and produces a sustainable byproduct used by the local brick making industry.

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TechnoBiz announces India Rubber & Tire Tech Forum 2021

TechnoBiz is organizing a virtual event, “India Rubber & Tire Tech Forum 2021,” on December 4 as an online meeting point for exchanging information on the latest developments in rubber and tire technologies. There will be sponsored presentations from the suppliers/manufacturers of rubber materials and chemicals, machinery and equipment, etc. All professionals from the rubber and tire industries can join this forum as a delegate for free. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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CDI Energy Products receives AS9100 certification for aerospace and defense

CDI Energy Products, Inc. announced its North America manufacturing facility has received certification to the AS9100D quality management standard through Lloyd’s Register. AS9100 is the international quality management system standard for the aviation, space and defense industry. AS9100 provides manufacturing suppliers with a comprehensive quality system for providing safe and reliable products. The certification program is managed by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG).

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