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The SRI Devulcanized Rubber Compound (DVR Compound) – A Sustainable Solution

Latest offering from SRI boasting 100% Butyl Free SRI DVR Compound

Then when the same DVR Compound is added to Volume Medium grade Asian Retread Compound the results are interesting to say the least!The retention of properties is very exciting especially the EB% !!

With the significance of high Rolling Resistance and Heat Build Up in tyres being a direct measure of CO2 generation contributing to Global Warming its a particularly important factor in terms of sustainability in Commercial Vehicle and Passenger Car Tyres.  The SRI DVR Compound is the first recycled content tested by global tyre manufacturers that does not impact adversely on Rebound Hysteresis test results which is a benchmark for Rolling Resistance and Heat Buildup in their tread compounds. 

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Sustainable rubber recycling, a global story: Gopi Sekhar at TEDxKL 2013

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Putting the Batter back in the Cake

Putting the Batter back in the Cake

Terrible Mistakes In Jahra, Kuwait, a five million tire fire erupted on April 16, 2012

Terrible Mistakes
In Jahra, Kuwait, a five million tire fire erupted on April 16, 2012

The reality of the numbers

The reality of the numbers

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TIA & RMA Proposed EPA Restrictions on Burning Tyres as Fuel

Two industry organizations are objecting to a proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would designate scrap tires as a “solid waste.” If the regulations are adopted, manufacturers that currently utilize tire-derived fuel (TDF) — such as cement kilns and paper mills — will have to operate under the tougher standards directed at commercial incinerators.

TDF-burning facilities would fall under more stringent Section 129 emissions regulations in the Clean Air Act, which would mean revamping or replacing current combustion units. The fear is that these firms would reject using TDF in favor of more traditional fuels — thus lessening demand for old tires.  Read more

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