ERJ staff report (BC)
Chicago - CTC Plastics is teaming up with materials company Lehigh Technologies to give new life to old tires, reports Jessica Holbrook in Plastics News.
The company is offering a resin compound, Xpro Rubber Batch, which contains micronised rubber powder. Lehigh makes the powder from discarded tires and CTC uses a masterbatch - a 50-50 mix of powder and polypropylene - to manufacture pallets from 100 percent recycled material.
CTC says the pallets have the same performance and quality as ones made from virgin material but cost less and offer a reduced carbon footprint.
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