News from Notch Consulting, Inc.

September 1, 2011

Dow Chemical and Lehigh Technologies collaborate to create sustainable materials for tires

Filed under: Tire Recycling — Notch @ 10:02 am

Dow Chemical Company and Lehigh Technologies, manufacturer of sustainable, micronized rubber powders, have announced that the two companies will collaborate on projects to make tires more sustainable. The research involves complementary proprietary technologies to modify the rubber particles for the use of post-consumer rubber materials in tires. “Our primary customer base, the world’s leading tire companies, has been requesting advanced technologies to enable increased sustainable content in tires,” said Alan Barton, CEO of Lehigh Technologies. “The Dow-Lehigh research program is part of a broader technology program at Lehigh, aimed at providing sustainable solutions without compromise.”

Pirelli expansion makes Slatina (Romania) tire plant its largest

Filed under: Tires — Notch @ 9:38 am

Pirelli Tyre will invest 160 million euros to expand its Slatina, Romania plant, a move that will make the facility Pirelli’s largest single tire plant. When the expansion projects are completed in 2013, Pirelli Tyre’s Slatina plant will have an annual capacity of 10 million units and encompass 175,000 square meters.

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