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Tyre pyrolysis: an epic fail or a recycling nirvana?

Discovered as a viable source for fuels, gas and char and as a substitute for carbon black, tyre pyrolysis, a method that heats shredded or whole tyres in an oxygen-free environment, is said to show promise for recovering scrap tyres. But like any other technology, the capital-intensive system has to undergo several overhauls to comply with environment regulations as well as produce marketable products. Although newer designs have claimed to be work-safe and are zero pollutants, some crude mechanisms are still operating without clear cut compliance to environmental and health practices.

Rubberisation of Infrastructure

The 2011 earthquake in Japan resulted in thousands of lives being lost and about ¥25 trillion worth of property damage, plus the loss assessment is far from over. Experts say that earthquakes per se are not dangerous but other concurring…

The future of natural rubber hinges on research

During a roundtable discussion at the World Rubber Summit 2012 held on May 22 to 24 at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, organisational leaders from natural rubber-producing countries discussed matters affecting the supply of natural rubber.It was gleaned that…

Performance-Additives achieves ISO1400 certification

Speciality chemicals company, Performance-Additives has demonstrated a systematic approach to the identification, control and management of its environmental impact. The company recently achieved ISO14001:2004 certification. The company said it already had a number of good environmental practices in place but…

Turning waste into profit

The growing quantity of used and waste latex gloves has posed an environmental problem for many years. Following the success of its ultra-fine black carbon filler for PVC and PU resins, low SG Pura Carbon, and Pura Cell, a powdered…