TUCKER, Ga. — Lehigh Technologies Inc., a scrap tire processor acquired last year by Michelin North America Inc., is set to commission its first European plant this summer after a series of delays.
The plant will be constructed in Murillo el Fruto, in northern Spain, beginning in August, according to vice president and general manager Kedar Murthy. The start-up had been delayed several times.
The 10,000 metric-ton-per-year facility will be equipped with a cryogenic turbo mill, designed to produce micro processed rubber from end-of-life tires, buffings and post-industrial scrap.
The Tucker-based company has a production facility near Atlanta with a capacity of 64,000 tons per year.