Brussels – Europe’s tire recycling industry is in a state of flux, with a deep need for new ways of dealing with end-o-life tires (ELT), notes the European Tyre Recycling Association (ETRA) – announcing its. 22nd annual European Tyre Recycling conference
The event at the NH Brussels du Grand Sablon, in Brussels on 25-27 March 2015 will focus on the latest challenges and opportunities facing what is an industry in its own right: with clearly defined raw materials, a structure for processing and markets for the end products.
Delegates will hear about the latest developments in research and markets across Europe, with particular attention paid to the use of ELT related materials in concrete and in construction.
This, notes ETRA, is not just about rubber, but also the textiles and the steel wires, which offer opportunities for both insulation and reinforcement of concrete and cement products. Tires, it adds, need not just be fuel for the kilns, they can contribute to the creation of improved product qualities.
Additionally there will be a panel looking at how the tried and tested pyrolysis industry is tackling the specialist challenges created when pyrolysing tyres in a modern European or North American environment.
“This is a sector that promises high returns to those who manage to control the input and the output to obtain consistent standards within the environmental constraints set out in European and National environmental laws,” said ETRA.