LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 5, 2010)—The Rubber Manufacturers Association is joining with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, the North Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and the Asphalt Rubber Technology Service of Clemson University to sponsor the fourth “From Scrap to Profit” scrap tire recycling conference in Little Rock Nov. 3-4.
The “From Scrap to Profit” conferences are the only events in the world devoted entirely to promoting the use of ground rubber in the highest-value-added markets, the RMA said.
The Little Rock conference will cover all the major markets for ground rubber, including molded and extruded products, infill, playground cover and mulch, the association said. General topics will include human and environmental health concerns surrounding ground rubber, market development for specific products, state approaches to market development, achieving consistent quality for ground rubber, selected case studies and the new specifications for infill and playground cover from the American Society for Testing and Materials.
Preceding the conference will be a Nov. 2 meeting of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Resource Conservation Challenge Scrap Tire Workgroup, the RMA said.
For more information on the conference, contact www.rma.org or www.scraptoprofit.com.