After 60 years of rubberised asphalt and some 30 years after the first 1km test stretch of highway in England was laid with rubberised asphalt, Highways England is to explore improving the road surfaces by adding… Graphene.
Harvard Graduate Creates Luxury Furniture from Old Tyre Rubber
We are all used to the usual images of furniture made from tyres, usually in some backstreet in a “developing” nation. But, it need not always be the gaudily painted tyres wrapped in sisal. New York City-based designer company Slash Objects, has taken a different tack on using recycled rubber materials, blending them with granite and brass to create some stunning pieces that could grace any designer home.
Enviro and Windspace Apply for Permissions for Danish Plant
Windspace and Enviro’s plant project in Denmark is now entering the next phase – the company Elysium Nordicm, which will be a joint venture, has applied for a building permit and environmental approval at Nyborg municipality.
Hunter Boots Partners with First Mile in Recycling Campaign
Hunter Boots and London based First Mile are operating a wellington recycling campaign. Customers are being asked to recycle their old wellingtons by dropping them off at Hunter Boots in Regent’s Street in London, or by using the First Mile recycling service.
Ecopneus Presents Cemivet with Recycled Tyre Matting
On the 158th anniversary of the the Italian military and veterinary service, Cemivet, Ecopneus provided the unit with a range of rubber matting
Australian Research and Trials Shows Positive Outcome for Rubber in Concrete
The University of South Australia, with Tyre Stewardship Australia funding, has been working on a project to develop and test reinforced Crumbed Rubber Concrete (known as CRC) for use in Australia’s vibrant residential construction industry.
Roadmender Offers Pelletised Rubber Modified Bitument for Road Repairs
UK company, Roadmender is offering a range of pelletised rubberised bitumen that can be used on site by adding to asphalt mixes at the point of use. Available in 20Kg bags the unique pelletised bitumen addresses issues over transporting wet pour asphalt from the plant to site, reducing waste and transport costs.
PragmatIC RFID Tags Could Give ELT Traceability
Traceability of tyres is a huge issue for the tyre recovery sector. When tyres end up in the wrong place, dumped or exported illegally, there is currently no traceability. RFID company PragmatIC presented to the TRA Forum their solution for legitimate recyclers.
Tyre Manufacturers Talk About Sustainability But Pay Little Heed to Recycling
Speakers from Continental, Pirelli and Bridgestone at the Future Tire conference in Cologne spoke in depth about sustainability. For recyclers in the audience, and there were fewer than there should have been, perhaps, there were some home truths hidden in the presentations.
Tarmac Backs Rubberised Asphalt
A “new” asphalt that uses recycled waste tyres has been launched by Tarmac, according to an article in Highways Magazine.