Recycling Forum and Recycling Chain

Recycling Forum


The Recycling Forum provides a complete overview of the decisive aspects in the field of tire recycling. The special area is organised by the trade journals “Retreading Business” and “Tyre & Rubber Recycling” – the two most important global media of the industry.

In an industry first, Tyre and Rubber Recycling is bringing the tyre recycling sector into the heart of the tyre industry. In a series of nine seminar sessions Tyre and Rubber Recycling will be introducing 29 speakers from across the industry and around the world to speak about tyre recycling at the largest tyre industry event in Europe in 2018.

Never before has the recycling sector been invited into the tyre industry’s premium European event in this way. Speakers will represent the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturer’s Association, Signus, Ecopneus, equipment suppliers, researchers and product developers.

All speaking at the seminars that will take place on the Recycling Forum in Hall 9 at Koelnmesse. Normally, many of these speakers and presentations can only be heard at paid for conferences. Here at The Tire Cologne, once the entrance fee to the exhibition is paid, the Tyre Recycling Seminars are free of charge.

Programme Recycling Forum

  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – European Market Overview
    Ewan Scott (Tyre & Rubber Recycling)
    Daniele Fornai – (Ecopneus)
    Jean-Pierre Taverne (ETRMA)
  • 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. - European Market Overview
    Robert Weibold (Robert Weibold GmbH)
    Roberto Perez (Signus)
    Arihant Singhi (Gemini)
    Peter Taylor (TRA)
  • 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Markets and Technology
    Juri Salvadori (Salvadori srl)
    Mike Hinsey (Granutech)
    Stephen Murphy (Gradeall)

  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Global Market Trends
    Dario Andreani (INSAMAR- Chile)
    David Shaw (Tire Industry Research)
    Vladislav Vorotnikov (Tyre & Rubber Recycling)
  • 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. - Rubber Technology and Recycling
    Fredrik Olofsson (Scandinavian Enviro Systems)
    Chris Norris (Artis)
    Sonia Megert-Marshall (TRS)
  • 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Crumb Rubber – An Update
    Stephan Rau (WdK)
    Daniele Fornai (Ecopneus)
    Luis de Leon (Cirtec)

  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Environmental Impacts
    Dario Andreani (Sustrend)
    Wilma Dierkes (Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente)
    Third Speaker to be confirmed
  • 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. – Future Challenges for the Tyre Recycling Industry
    ZARE (German Language Panel Discussion)
    Moderators – Yorick Lowin (BRV), Hanna Schoeberl (Kurz Karkassenhandel)
    Guests - Dr.-Ing. Stefan Hoyer (Research field extrusion technology and recycling), Danny Schwalbe (MRH Mülsener Rohstoff- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH), Peter Lüdorf (Gummi Berger – Hans Berger KG)
  • 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Rubber Technology and Recycling
    Martin von Wolfersdorff (Wolfersdorff Consulting)
    Sam Visaisouk (Tyromer Inc.)
    François Baratin (Phenix Technologies)

  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Product Forum
    Session moderated by David Wilson (Publisher Retreading Business)
  • 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. – Product Forum
    Session moderated by Ewan Scott (Editor Tyre & Rubber Recycling)
  • 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Product Forum
    Session moderated by David Wilson (Publisher Retreading Business)

Recycling Chain

The exhibition Recycling Chain provides an overview of the value chain and sustainability that innovative solutions already provide today. The different processing stages will be presented - whether shredded tires or granules - but also end products such as playground mats or special ground surfaces for the sports sector for instance.