NASHVILLE, Tenn. — "Innovating and Improving Scrap Tire Markets" is the theme of the seventh Scrap to Profit Conference, scheduled for Oct. 25-26 at the Inn at Opryland Hotel in Nashville.
The conference's goal is to present topics on ways to drive innovation in the scrap tire industry. Topics include current trends and future opportunities for tire-derived fuel, civil engineering and ground rubber markets. Also, speakers will address innovations in scrap tire uses, including pyrolysis and gasification.
The conference is organized and co-sponsored by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association, Scrap Tire Research and Education Foundation Inc. and Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (DEC).
The two-day conference will feature 13 presentations and panel discussions from industry experts.
Pat Flood of the Tennessee DEC will open the conference.
Day One will include a pair of presentations on tire-derived fuel, one on particle size reduction, a panel on tire-derived aggregates, a panel on ground rubber molded and extruded products, three papers on rubber-modified asphalt and a panel on pyrolysis and gasification
Anant Gandhi, innovation principal at Bridgestone Americas Inc., will be the keynote luncheon speaker on Oct. 25.
Day Two will feature panels on innovations in molded and extruded products, on identifying and fostering new markets and on "unique" markets and new possibilities. The final presentation will be on flexible pavements.
Conference organizers still are looking for exhibitors. The exhibition hall will be immediately adjacent to the main meeting room.
The Inn at Opryland is offering a special conference rate until Oct. 3.
Attendees who register by Oct. 1 receive $100 off the registration fee, online registration is available.
For more information, contact John Sheerin of the USTMA at 202-682-4838 or [email protected].