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The Leading Journal for the Tyre Recycling Sector

AZuR Project Group on Chemical Recycling Starts at ONEJOON Group

In addition to retreading and material recovery, chemical recycling, which includes pyrolysis and devulcanisation, will play an important role in tyre recycling. The AZuR Project Group on Chemical Recycling, led by Martin von Wolfersdorff , began this undertaking with 15 AZuR partners from companies, universities and institutes

In addition to a round of introductions, which also included the goals of the participants, the participants quickly got into discussion about the market situation, obstacles and opportunities.  

The framework conditions in Europe mean that action must be taken quickly. On the one hand, secondary raw materials must remain in Europe, and on the other hand, we must build a circular economy industry in Europe that uses innovative technologies to make maximum use of all available resources.

These points are very apposite, as Europe currently exports too many valuable waste resources instead of building national recycling industries.

Dominikus Wirth from ONEJOON Group not only presented his company, but also gave the group the opportunity to look at its production. As always, such experiences are very enlightening and lead to many questions that have been answered competently and comprehensively.

In addition to the lively discussion, which ultimately led to the launch of three projects, there was sufficient time for bilateral talks, exchange among the AZuR partners and networking.  

All project participants agreed on one thing: “This was just the beginning. It must now move on quickly.”