GREENVILLE, S.C.—The Scrap Tire Research and Education Foundation (STREF) will host its 8th Biennial Scrap Tire Conference for Dec. 4-5 in Greenville. The program is co-sponsored by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) and South Carolina Department of Commerce.
The conference will focus on scrap tire markets in a sustainable, circular economy, the USTMA said in a press release.
Topics at the conference will include emerging trends in circular economic thinking, as well as challenges and opportunities for existing and potential scrap tire markets including rubberized asphalt, micronized rubber powder, tire-derived fuel, civil engineering, pyrolysis and devulcanization.
The Scrap Tire Workgroup will have a meeting in Greenville Dec. 3, preceding the conference. The workgroup includes representatives from government, trade associations, scrap tire publications, scrap tire recyclers, academia and consultancies.
The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Greenville.
Information about the conference may be found at stref.org.
STREF is a non-profit research foundation established in 1992 to support basic and applied research and appropriate educational activities on issues relating to the sound handling and utilization of waste or scrap tires. It operates in cooperation with the USTMA.