Tag: tyres

Grupo Antolin develops headliner from ELTs, PU waste

Spanish automotive parts supplier Grupo Antolin has developed what it says is the first headliner made by thermoforming a PU foam based on materials made from plastic waste and end-of-life (ELT) tyres. Antolin partnered with German chemical firm BASF on the material’s manufacturing process and has…

Eastman Chemical to sell-off tyre additives business

US-headquartered global specialty materials company, Eastman Chemical Company has entered into a definitive agreement with an affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners  to sell the rubber additives, including its Crystex insoluble sulfur and Santoflex antidegradants, and other product lines and…

Graphene from tyre waste can reinforce concrete

Scientists from the Texas-based Rice University have optimised a process to convert waste rubber tyres into graphene that can be used to strengthen concrete. Using a green technology called the “flash” process introduced by the Rice University lab of chemist…

Toyo Tire constructs new tyre plant in Serbia

Japanese Toyo Tire Corporation – through its manufacturing subsidiary Toyo Tire Serbia-Belgrade – has commenced the construction of a US$465 million passenger vehicle tyre plant in Indjija City, the Republic of Serbia. The 300,000sqm plant will have a capacity of…