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​Global Retread Tires Market revenue driven by auto industry growth and increasing awareness

Over $11 million in grants issued by CalRecycle to help fund tire recycling

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) based out of Sacramento, has issued grants totalling nearly $11.1 million to 31 communities and nine businesses to fund projects to reuse and recycle waste tires. CalRecycle announced the grants January 4 under its Tire Incentive Program and its Rubberized Pavement and Tire-Derived Aggregate grant programs.

Goudsmit builds magnets for iron-free carbon black

Goudsmit recently built two magnets to be used for the production of iron-free carbon black by a large European manufacturer. These self-cleaning, rotating magnets remove iron particles as small as 30 microns from the very dry, poorly flowing conductive carbon black used for lithium-ion batteries.It is essential that this product is 100% metal-free, because metal particles would change the conductivity. In this line, the rotating magnets process at a relatively low capacity of 1500 kg per hour. If necessary, however, such magnets can process at  capacities of up to 40 m3 per hour. 

Time to rethink what can be accomplished with catalytic converter recycling data

In the automotive recycling world there is endless data produced and studied by companies large and small. Being able to make sense of that data has been the preoccupation of business owners, managers and the people behind the creation of data for many years. With respect to recycled auto catalyst data, the focus has primarily been on the average value per unit. For those who are serious about data tracking and catalytic converter profits however, it's time to rethink what is possible to accomplish with data.

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Matt Zubick – CARI’s newly appointed chair – is focused on helping members navigate the transition back to domestic self-sufficiency

Matt Zubick was appointed as the new Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI) Chair at this year's Annual Convention, held in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in June. Zubick has been in the scrap business his entire working life and is currently manager at London, Ontario-based John Zubick Scrap Metals Ltd., started by his grandfather after he served in the Canadian Navy during the Second World War. 

Black Bear to scale up “Tire to Carbon Black” technology internationally

Netherlands-based Cleantech company Black Bear has secured an additional €5 million from Capricorn Venture Partners and Particon, who join an earlier €11 million growth financing round. Using this growth capital, Black Bear aims to scale up its "Tire to Carbon Black" technology, a unique carbonization process used to transform tires into recovered Carbon Black for use in the production of tires, technical rubber, coatings, plastics and inks. 

Sierra Recycling and Demolition has built success at the scrapyard based on reliable equipment, advanced technology and solid culture

Shortly after World War II, Ben Sacco came to California and started Sierra Bag Company, servicing the agriculture industry. In the late fifties, Sierra Iron & Metal was born when he dedicated a portion of his operation to scrap metal collection. He then added a baler to process scrap, which he found while visiting his homeland of Italy. Sacco eventually became the official North and South American distributor for the baler manufacturer, starting Sierra International Machinery, while at the same time continuing to operate his scrapyard, Sierra Iron & Metal. About 10 years ago, the business was passed on to Ben Sacco's two sons, John and Philip Sr., both of whom have been lifelong employees and contributors to the business. The scrap recycling part of the Sacco family business today operates as Sierra Recycling and Demolition Inc., run by Phil Sacco, while Sierra International Machinery, the recycling equipment manufacturer and distributor, is run by John Sacco - both out of Bakersfield, California. 

​Black Bear raises 11 million Euros towards solving the global waste tire problem while slashing CO2

Every year, 1.5 billion tires reach the end of their life. The vast majority get dumped or incinerated, releasing massive amounts of CO2 and destroying highly valuable resources. To solve this waste tire problem, Netherlands-based Black Bear has developed a unique carbonization process to transform used tires into recovered Carbon Black (rCB). The company has now successfully closed a growth funding round of 11 million Euros to refine the environmentally-friendly process and to start the worldwide roll-out of the technology. This brings the Dutch cleantech company a crucial step closer to bringing the circular economy to tires.

The latest shear/baler/loggers provide scrap metal recyclers with the versatility needed to profit and grow

As a category of heavy-duty machine engineered specifically to provide scrap recyclers with the versatility to process heavy metal materials as well as light metals - creating logs, bales or sheared-to-length material, ready for efficient transportation to buyers - the growing popularity of shear/baler/loggers (SBLs) is not surprising. 

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Demo of Cat material handler provides SA Recycling with opportunity to make the right equipment investment for feeder yards

SA Recycling operates over 70 scrap metal recycling yards in the U.S., including close to two dozen ferrous shredder operations. The company, started in Orange, California, has since grown as far north as Fresno, and east to Arizona and Texas. More recently, the company expanded to the U.S. southeast, into Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. Originally, SA Recycling was Adams Steel; they merged with Sims about ten years ago to form "SA," which stands for Sims-Adams.

​Puritan rotating drum magnets designed for continuous self-cleaning and high productivity in recycling

Rotating Drum Magnets from Michigan-based Puritan Magnetics, Inc. are designed for continuous self-cleaning of ferrous materials from product flow streams. As product enters the housing inlet, an adjustable feed gate meters the flow of product to the drum face. The drum has a stationary internal magnet with an outer drum that rotates. 

Sweden-based ​Enviro signs MoU with Treadcraft on tire recycling plant in Buffalo

Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB (Enviro) has signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Treadcraft Limited to establish a new recycling plant in the city of Buffalo, New York. The contracting party, Treadcraft Limited, based out of Wainfleet, Ontario,  was incorporated in 2007, and is today active on the North American market. According to Sweden-based Enviro the agreement is valid for a period of 6 months and applies to a recycling plant of minimum 30,000 tonnes of end-of-life tyres per year, and the project has great support from both the State of New York and the city of Buffalo. The ambition is to start the project at the end of this year, according to Thomas Sörensson, CEO of Enviro.

With origins dating back over two decades, OverBuilt car crushers and baler/loggers remain an industry standard

Based in Huron, South Dakota, OverBuilt turned out their prototype Car Crusher in 1996. According to OverBuilt sales manager Steve Besch, their current design, which visitors saw at this year's ISRI 2018 on the Model 10 HS Car Crusher (right), originally arose from scrap dealers who approached company owners, father and son Dick and Scott Rink, with three requests: make car crushers easier to use, provide a larger opening to fit larger machinery or more cars, and make them run faster. 

Latest SEDA vehicle drainage system is helping keep Ontario’s Nicklin Auto Parts & Recyclers on top of a never-ending supply of ELVs

Nicklin Auto Parts & Recyclers has been serving southern Ontario since the late fifties. In the mid-nineties the company's 30-acre yard and building in Guelph was purchased by its current owner, Denis Krajcar (shown above), who says he started in the auto recycling business as a teenager. "I started working at Cambridge Auto Wreckers when I was 16, until I was about 25, when I bought this place," explains Krajcar.

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Built to dismantle

Sure, you could dismantle four to five cars a day by hand. Or, you could process up to 70 a day with the raw power and delicate precision of the Kobelco SK210D multi-dismantling machine. This is what Texas Auto Salvage of San Antonio is currently doing. The company purchased its first SK210D in October, 2017 and quickly ordered a second unit one month later.

Recycling Equipment Canada and Iris-Mec launch visual component for vehicle depollution systems

The new end-of-life vehicle (ELV) processing regulations now in force in Ontario and coming to other provinces are having a significant impact on the automobile recycling sector. With increased depollution requirements, Recycling Equipment Canada (REC), based in Waterloo, Ontario, set out to find the safest, easiest-to-use, and highest-quality solution to enable its auto recycling customers to meet the new standards. REC focused its search on Europe, where similar regulations have been in place longer, and concluded that Iris-Mec equipment was the right choice. Since launching Iris-Mec in Canada in 2014, REC has sold many systems to used auto parts and scrap metal recycling customers. 

Richmond Steel Recycling: Auto Focus

Richmond Steel Recycling has been in business for over 45 years, with operations starting in the early 1970s. Today Richmond Steel Recycling has four locations in B.C., with feeder yards in Prince George, Fort St. John and Kamloops. At their main yard, located on Mitchell Island, on the Fraser River between Richmond and Vancouver, B.C., they operate the province's only large-scale auto shredder. 

​Inaugural Global Recycling Day is Sunday March 18

As part of a worldwide effort to promote the importance of recycling on the first-ever Global Recycling Day this Sunday, March 18, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) is calling on businesses, communities, policymakers, and individuals to increase their commitment to recycling and recognize scrap as an important resource. Recyclable materials are valuable commodities that play a pivotal role in environmental protection, energy conservation, and sustainability. 

​Bunting Magnetics Co. awarded patent for innovative magnetic circuit design used in its SSSC Stainless Steel Separation Conveyor

Bunting Magnetics Co., the leader in moving, removing and holding metal, and the inventor of stainless steel separation, has been awarded a U.S. patent for its ground-breaking magnetic circuit design incorporated in the Stainless Steel Separation Conveyor (SSSC). The SSSC Stainless Steel Separation Conveyor, launched at ISRI 2017, has delivered game-changing solutions to the recycling industry ever since. Field tests have proven it removes up to 94% of large fraction stainless steel.

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