CTC Plastics is teaming up with materials company Lehigh Technologies to give new life to old tires. The company is offering a resin compound, Xpro Rubber Batch, which contains micronized rubber powder. Lehigh makes the powder from discarded and unusable tires.
CTC uses the masterbatch — a 50-50 mix of powder and polypropylene –to manufacture pallets from 100 percent recycled material. The company says the pallets have the same performance and quality as ones made from virgin material but cost less and offer a reduced carbon footprint. Read more at Plastics News.