ETRA - The European Tyre Recycling Association

Welcome to the home of the leading organisation respresenting the tyre and rubber recycling industry in Europe.  ETRA is the only pan-European body that represents the independent tyre recycling sector in Europe.ETRA represents the industry in Brussels and is a key co-ordcinator in a number of research projects, assisting in joining partners, applying for funding and working to bring new solutions to old problems, bringing research and industry together to target high value solutions.ETRA is involved in developing a wider awareness of tyre recycling and the uses to which tyre derived materails can be put to. Driving the recycling process up the hierarchy towards higher value projects.Read more about ETRA.      

 seminarETRA Organises a number of events each year with the aim of developing awareness of the potential of tyre derived materials as new raw materials as an alternative to using valuable natural resources, or as the base raw material for new ways of producing high value products such as Silicon Carbide, for example.A key area of interest is in the use of recycled rubber materials in civil engineering and this is highlighted at the "flex in the city" seminars.

ETRA and ASTM Drive for Recycled Rubber Standards

One of the biggest barriers to the development of the tyre recycling sector is the lack of a single, globally recognised standard specification for recycled rubber materials. Consumers of materials are faced with a plethora of different specifications from every producer.

Now, the European Tyre Recycling Association (ETRA) and the ASTM International have come together in order to help establish globally recognised ASTM standards for recycled tyre materials, from crumbs and powders through to recovered Carbon Black (rCB).

This development will be one of the subjects of presentation at the ETRA annual conference in Brussels on the 16th – 18th March 2016.

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The 23rd  European Tyre Recycling Conference

Brussels on the 16th - 18th March 2016

at the NH du Grand Sablon, Brussels.

It is hoped to bring to the 23rd Annual Conference a number of end users who will be able to discuss their needs and specifications with  the producers of recyled materials.


It is key that whilst the industry works to develop new materials and new products, that we are at the same time talking to and listening to the end users. We hope that this initiative will bring the producers and users of recycled rubber materials closer together.
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