Fuel, paving are top recycled tire end-uses in US

Washington — Tire-derived fuel (TDF) and rubber-modified asphalt are the key growth areas in tire recycling, according to John Sheerin, director, end-of-life tire programs at the US Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA).

But the paths of TDF and rubberised asphalt to market dominance haven’t exactly been straightforward, Sheerin said in an interview connected with the release of the USTMA’s 2017 Scrap Tire Report, which records progress in scrap tire abatement and end-use up to that year.

“Added up, there’s been a net decrease in TDF, but markets go…

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