Driving New Scrap Tire Markets though Innovation is the focus of the 7th Scrap to Profit Conference to be held October 25-26, 2017 at The Inn at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

The event is hosted by the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), the Scrap Tire Research and Education Foundation (STREF), and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Office of Sustainable Practices and Division of Solid Waste.

The conference is promoted as an education and networking opportunity for haulers, recyclers, processors, equipment suppliers, and scrap tire program managers to help improve their understanding of scrap tire markets and what it takes to innovate and create new markets.

Focusing on innovation with presenters who have experience innovating and producing new markets, the conference goal is to encourage the collaboration and experimentation needed to grow new markets.

Conference topics will be non-commercial and include market discussions of tire derived fuel, civil engineering, and ground rubber.  Other topics planned are the research and education needs for new markets, recent innovations in scrap tire uses, and updates on pyrolysis and gasification technologies.

The conference will be preceded on October 24th by a meeting of the Scrap Tire Work Group to discuss the overall progress of U.S. state scrap tire markets and programs. The group includes representatives from government, trade organizations, scrap tire publications, consultants, academia, and scrap tire recyclers.

For conference registration, go to www.stref.org

Want more information?

The Rubber Manufacturers Association is the national trade association for tire manufacturers that make tires in the U.S.  Visit the RMA’s website at https://rma.org/

The Scrap Tire Research and Education Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit research foundation established to support research and educational activities on issues relating to the sound handling and utilization of waste or scrap tires.  You can contact STREF at info@stref.org