DETROIT—Officials from Tyromer Inc., a firm founded to commercialize technology to devulcanize rubber, will give a three-part presentation at the Detroit Rubber Group's spring technical luncheon.
The event will be held May 4 at Pasquale's, located at 31555 Woodward Ave., in Royal Oak, Mich. Registration and networking will be held from 11-11:30 a.m., with lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The presentations, followed by questions and answers, will be held from 12:30 -1:45.
Three executives will speak at the event: Costas Tzoganakis, professor of chemical engineering at the University of Waterloo, who is an expert in reactive extrusion for polymer engineering, polymer modification and rubber processing; Sam Visaisouk, CEO, who specializes in innovation commercialization through strategic collaboration; and Kyle Gregoire, vice president, business development, who is a veteran in the automotive component and seal industry.
Tyromer focuses on the devulcanization of rubber crumb from scrap tires so the rubber can be used again to manufacture tires and rubber goods, using a non-chemical solvent rubber devulcanization technology invented at the University of Waterloo, according to the DRG.
In 2015, Tyromer said it completed the construction of its first scrap tire rubber devulcanization line to produce Tyromer-TDP (tire-derived polymer) within the AirBoss Rubber Compounding facility in Kitchener, Ontario. AirBoss now offers a commercial off-the-road tire tread compound with 20 percent Tyromer-TDP content, the company said.
Tyromer is also developing new products based on EPDM and other elastomers
Cost for the event is $80 per person. Attendees from auto makers are welcome for $25. Proceeds benefit the DRG scholarship programs.
Those interested in attending should contact Jim Eddy at 248-887-9004 or by email at [email protected] Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card. Credit cards will be accepted at the event, but the club asks that everyone register ahead of the event.