Industry lines up response to tire-granulate proposals

Industry reaction to proposals for new limits on the PAH-content of sports- and play-surface materials

Industry groups have reacted with a mix of caution and positivity to the joint Dutch RIVM/European Chemical Agency (ECHA) proposals  for tighter limits on the content of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in rubber granulate.

The issue is a critical one for both tire manufacturers and recyclers, not least because synthetic turf and other playing surfaces represent about half of the market for recycled tire rubber.

And crucially, new restrictions could raise undue public…

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