NEW ORLEANS — The upcoming Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) annual convention and exposition in New Orleans will include four presentations on tire and rubber recycling and a separate networking reception for the paper/plastics/rubber delegates.
ISRI said it expects more than 4,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 40 countries to attend ISRI2017, which runs April 22-27 at the Ernest L. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The exhibit hall at ISRI2017 will feature about 300 exhibitors and suppliers, ISRI added.
The presentations on tire/rubber recycling are:
- "Utilizing recycled rubber in road construction" by Barry Takallou, president and CEO of CRM Co.; and Gary Hicks, project manager for the California Pavement Preservation Center. Their presentation will be April 26 at 3:30 p.m.
- "Spotlight on tires: Disruptions to tire markets and how recyclers are adapting," a panel discussion featuring Terry Gray, president, T.A.G. Resource Recovery; Kyle Eastman, vice president of crumb sales and development for Liberty Tire Recycling; Elizabeth Hoover, manager of the Arkansas Waste Tire Program under the auspices of the Arkansas DEQ's Office of Land Resources, Regulated Waste Operations Section; and J.D. Wang, CEO and president of reRubber L.L.C. The panel is scheduled for April 27 at 10:45 a.m.
- "Everything old is new again: Looking at civil engineering markets," with Monte Niemi, owner and CEO of First State Tire Recycling, Isanti, Minn.; and Mark Rannie of Emanuel Tire L.L.C. and chairman, ISRI's Tire/Rubber Division. Scheduled for April 27 at 1:30 p.m.
- "Pyrolysis and gasification: Has its time finally arrived?" by Raymond Riek, former CEO/founder of Carbolytic Materials Co. and now a consultant. April 27 at 3 p.m.
The reception for the Paper/Plastics/Rubber delegates will be April 26 starting at 6 p.m. ISRI will be celebrating its 30th anniversary during the conference/expo.
More details can be found at ISRI's dedicated web page for the convention.