The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) and Scrap Tire Research and Education Foundation (STREF) announced it will hold its 8th Biennial Scrap Tire Conference on December 4-5, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.
Scrap Tire Conference to take place in Greenville on 4th – 5th December
This year’s conference, co-sponsored by USTMA and the South Carolina Department of Commerce, will focus on scrap tyre markets in a sustainable, circular economy.
“As the nation’s leader in the production and export sales of tyres, tyre recycling is a contributor to the $13 billion economic impact that recycling has on South Carolina each year,” said Chantal Fryer, Senior Manager of the S.C. Department of Commerce’s Recycling Market Development Division. “So, it really is a perfect fit for our state to host the 8th Annual Scrap Tire Recycling Conference. We look forward to welcoming tire industry leaders from around the country, as well as participating in the substantial discussions that will take place during December’s event.”
Conference topics will include emerging trends in circular economic thinking and scrap tires, challenges and opportunities for existing and potential markets for scrap tires including rubber modified asphalt, micronised rubber powder, tyre-derived fuel, civil engineering markets and emerging markets like pyrolysis and devulcanisation.
“A lot has changed in the last two years, and this conference gives industry participants the best possible chance to get all the latest information, network with peers, and develop collaboration opportunities with colleagues. South Carolina is the centre of the tyre manufacturing industry today and that industry is changing. Recyclers and state recycling programs need to stay ahead of the trends and this conference will help them do so,” added John Sheerin, Director of End of Life Tire Programs of USTMA.
Information about the conference is available at www.stref.org. Attendees are asked to register for the conference and book hotel accommodations as soon as possible as space is limited.