USED TIRE NEWS source- WEIBOLD.COM-British branch of Schwalbe Tyres is set to launch an inner tube recycling plan — it will team up with bike shops that will conduct collection of used inner tubes; the collected materials will be returned to Schwalbe to undergo reprocessing.

The company’s plan seeks to help retailers show to their consumers that their businesses are environment-friendly and sustainable. Schwalbe also targets bike riders by asking them to bring used inner tubes to special shops that collaborate with the company.

Schwalbe tubes | Photo: courtesy of Cloud 9 Cycles.

Similar plan has been on in Germany for five years — it involved various tire dealers and proved to be successful. Apart from that, a similar project is run in the Netherlands.

Schwalbe Tyres UK believes that it’s crucial to boost recycling technology as natural resources are exploited and environment deteriorates. According to the company’s estimates, no less than 10 million used inner tubes are discarded into landfills annually, and Schwalbe is determined to take decisive actions.

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Used Tire News-The largest tire recycler in the US and the largest seller of used tires Liberty Tire Recycling has acquired Lakin Tire.

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Liberty Tire Recycling (“Liberty” or the “Company”), one of the leading providers of tire recycling services in North America, today announced the acquisition of Lakin Tire (“Lakin”), with support from its majority equity sponsor The Carlyle Group.

Lakin, headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, California, and with operations focused throughout the Western United States and the Northeast, is one of the most established and technologically advanced tire removal and recycling companies in the U.S. Combined, the two companies collect over 180 million tires per year and recycle approximately 2.6 billion pounds of rubber into innovative, sustainable products. Thomas Womble, CEO of Liberty Tire, will continue to lead the combined business, while key leaders of Lakin, including Bob Lakin and Sean Lakin, will take on expanded roles within Liberty to drive continued world-class customer service. Bob Lakin will maintain an equity ownership stake in Liberty.

Central to the strategic vision of the joint business is an enhanced ability to provide high-quality, comprehensive tire collection services and sustainable, eco-friendly recycled products to new and existing customers. The merger will unite two complementary businesses, which share a focus on safety, service, quality and innovation, in order to leverage their respective strengths, share best practices and expand their combined geographic reach.

“Similar to Liberty, Lakin has a long heritage of providing outstanding customer service and has a deep commitment to sustainability,” said Womble. “Lakin’s culture of service and sustainability is a great match for Liberty’s innovative tire processing and recycling capabilities, which will enable the combined company to drive increased sustainable reuse of scrap tires.”

“From the time my great-grandfather started Lakin Tire over 100 years ago, we’ve provided best-in-class customer service with environmentally-friendly tire recycling solutions,” said Bob Lakin, who will become Executive Director at Liberty Tire. “Partnering with Liberty is an exciting step in the growth trajectory of our company, as their innovative technology will allow us to deliver our solutions to even more customers nationwide. I am excited to be an equity owner of the combined business.”

Equity for the investment came from Carlyle Strategic Partners IV and a key group of co-investors in Liberty.

About Liberty
Liberty Tire Recycling is the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America. Liberty collects and recycles used tires for innovative, beneficial re-use. The recycled rubber produced by Liberty is used as crumb rubber and industrial feedstock for molded products; as tire-derived fuel for industrial kilns, mills and power plants; and as rubber mulch for landscaping and playgrounds. The company maintains a network of processing plants and comprehensive, nationwide collection services.

About Lakin Tire
The Lakin family began recycling tires in Chicago, IL in 1918. Today, Lakin Tire has become one of the premier tire removal and recycling organizations in the United States, with operations throughout the West and Northeast. Using environmentally-friendly processing operations, Lakin Tire serves customers worldwide and is the exclusive tire removal and recycling partner for more than 6,500 individual tire retailers across the country.

About The Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions. With $224 billion of assets under management, Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of our investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest. Carlyle employs more than 1,775 people in 32 offices across six continents.

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Used Tire News-For the better part of three decades Goodyear, Bridgestone/Firestone, and Pirelli along with Michelin and others have waged a war of smears and lies against used tires. The tire manufacturers have banded together in a concerted effort to eliminate or hinder the sale of used tires worldwide. They have sought outright bans on the sale of used tires in South America, Central America, The Mideast Africa. Australia and Europe. In an industry where recycling of discarded scrap tires has been an afterthought. Only when push came to shove did the tire makers fake the government into believing the programs they established in the eighties and nineties were viable. In reality, there is not much recycling of rubber more than the conversion of tires to TDF for cement.

This week Goodyear announced ts new concept tire. This tire would generate its own rubber and replace it as it is in use?

Used Tire News-Liberty Tire Announces New Product

Used Tire News-Deerfield beach, Tire Recycling, a big tire recycling company headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, United States has presented a new dry-mix rubber additive labeled SmartMIX that can boost asphalt paving. The producer claims it can result in longer asphalt service and, durability and crack resistance.

The product fully relies on scrap tires and does not require liquid modifiers. According to the manufacturer, all necessary tests have been already conducted to prove the quality of the product and start commercializing it. As a result of tests, Liberty reports, the company found that the product has excellent performance in various climates and can be used for large and small paving projects.

East Lake Lansing Road Paving Project by Liberty Tire Recycling | Video: courtesy of Liberty Tire Recycling.

The company also praised the product’s cost-efficiency as it could cut half the price spent on modifiers. Liberty Tire Recycling emphasized that the company values scrap tire recycling and through its activities it cuts carbon dioxide emissions – according to Liberty, “recycling only four tires reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 323 pounds, and one lane-mile of rubberized asphalt can use up to 1,600 tires”.

Press release by Liberty Tire Recycling.


Used Tire News-Deerfield Beach,Fl-Since the advent of the tire used tires have been sold. Back in the day when retreading was still a viable business for car tires casings were a huge business. As the sale of radial tires,steel-belted entered the tire market used tires became more popular. Used tire dealers in the US number in the thousands every city in every state and territory have used tires for sale.
Since the downturn in passenger car retrading there has been a huge boom in used tire sales worldwide. used tire dealers and flat fix shops have been around for decades. many used tire dealers are the same independent tire dealers that sell new tires as well. Used tire dealers have adapted to the new GIG economy and offer many services including tire plugs and patches for repairing tires. Many used tire dealers offer other services like oil changes and tuneups and do brake repairs too.


Used Tire news-For decades under different names and in different countries worldwide the new tire makers association has been spreading half-truths and outright lies about the used tire industry. The new tire makers have not figured out used tires are not going anywhere and we will continue to expand our markets.
Used tire sales are up and on the increase worldwide. Almost all developed countries are generators of used tires. most are also importers and exporters of used tires.
From the US, Canada to Germany, Japan, South Korea, and China as well as almost all of western Europe are exporters of used tires. used tires circle the globe in both export and import markets. even the countries that have bans on them still get them and resell them.


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Safety is the tire industry’s top priority. We are committed to making tires that make driving easier, safer, smarter and more sustainable. Tire manufacturers are in constant pursuit of excellence by inventing new ways to design and engineer tires. Tires today are much safer and better performing than the tires from a few decades ago. The most recent government data analysis showed tire-related crashes decreased by over 50% between 2007 and 2010.

From environmental stewardship to workplace safety to corporate social responsibility, USTMA members are committed to continuous improvement. USTMA members have reduced energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and are incorporating sustainable and biogenic materials in tire manufacturing. USTMA is a leader in advocating strong scrap tire laws that have reduced stockpiled tires by 93% nationwide while nearly 90% of scrap tires are consumed in end use markets.

Tire manufacturing helps keep the American economy moving. U.S. tire makers employ nearly 100,000 people in our country, including factory workers and highly skilled scientists, engineers and others. Tires are always in demand, which makes tire manufacturing the kind of steady, robust industry our communities can count on in this changing economy.

Tires are the only part of a car that touches the road and that connection is critically important to keeping the American economy moving and the driving public safe. The tire manufacturing industry has invested billions of dollars in improving tires so they are significantly safer and more sustainable than just a few decades ago – and they’re only getting better.



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U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association

Chairman of U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association;
President, Americas
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company



USED TIRE NEWS-As we enter the new decade it is over a decade since used tires became big sellers online. As we entered the digital economy used tires became a hot commodity online. Used tire dealers have found the internet and are using it.


We are talking about a pair or a set being sold on eBay or Amazon. The two online sites have become a powerhouse marketplace for used tires direct to consumers. Used tire sellers have found and mastered the sale of used tires online. The used tire industry has seen online used tires explode in the new digital age, and tire dealers have found selling a quality product at a fair price is the key.
Used tire dealers also are using Offer-Up, Facebook and Craigslist to sell used tires locally to consumers online. They simply take a few photS then write a description of the tires being offered and post a price and they have found another way to market used tires.

Reuse Reduce Recycle-Used Tires Are Integral Part Of The Tire Recycling Industry

Used Tire News-Deerfield Beach, Fl-Reuse, Reduce Recycle the mantra of recycling anything. Used tires are a valuable part of the 300 million-plus tires discarded every year in the YS. Estimates last year from NAUTE(Used Tire Association) show used tire sales in excess of 40 million units in the US. That means 40 million used tires have been repurposed and are not part of our landfills or were processed as TDF, yet. reselling used tires is as important a part of the scrap tire process as any. Culling out and repairing and reselling usable used ires is a plus for the environment.


Used Tire news-Deerfield Beach, Fl-Since our first time to Germany to purchase used tires in 1992 I have been asking the same question. How come German used tire exporter can inventory and itemize your packing list and American used tires dealers can not or will not. For the American used tire wholesaler maintaining a balanced inventory is right up there with quality. I am still not sure of the answer. That said Germany leads the world in Used Tire exports, even though there are other countries that generate more used tres than they do.
The US has one giant powerhouse in Liberty Tire they recycle and sell more used tires than anyone in the US. Liberty can not duplicate the efficiency of most German used tire dealers. Those in the know have been quietly importing or buying German used tires imported into the US.

American Used Tire Sales Tops 40 Million Units 2019

Deerfield-Beach,Fl-Used Tire News-Used tire sales in the USA reached a record 40 million tires this past year. The majority of US used tires were sold at the retail level and the second was US Exports to South America and the Caribbean.US used tire retailers are selling used tires in both brick and mortar used tire shops as well as on the internet. Amazon and eBay are the two biggest online websites offering used tires direct to consumers. Used tires online are fast becoming one of the biggest sectors of selling used tires in the USA.

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