The Recycling Forum at THE TIRE COLOGNE 2018 at a glance

The Recycling Forum provides an overview of the key aspects of tyre recycling. This special area is organized by the „Retreading Business“ and „Tyre & Rubber Recycling“ trade magazines, which are among the most important global media in the industry. We have listed all days of the Recycling Forum for you and show you which topics are in focus on which days and which speakers will participate in the corresponding topic session.

A total of nine sessions will present current trends, new technologies and specialist topics. For each session there will be three speakers on site, who will give an exclusive and exciting insight into the respective topic. They will then be available for questions and discussions.

Tuesday, 29 May

Sessions 1 – European Market Overview – 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Speaker: Ewan Scott (Tyre and Rubber Recycling), Daniele Fornai (Ecopneus) and Jean-Pierre Taverne (ETRMA), Peter Taylor (TRA).

Sessions 2 – European Market Overview – 12:00 noon – 13:00 pm

Speaker: Robert Weibold (Robert Weibold GmbH), Roberto Perez (Signus) and Arihant Singhi (Gemini).

Sessions 3 – Markets and Technology – 14.30 pm – 15:20 pm

Speaker:  Juri Salvadori (Salvadori srl), Mike Hinsey (Granutech) and Stephen Murphy/ Alan Shaw (Gradeall).


Wednesday, 30 May

Sessions 4 – Global Market Trends – 10.30 am – 11.30 am

Speaker:  Dario Andreani (INSAMAR- Chile), David Shaw (Tyre Industry Research) and Vladislav Vorotnikov (Tyre & Rubber Recycling).

Sessions 5 – Rubber Technology and Recycling – 12.00 noon – 13.00 pm

Speaker: Fredrik Olofsson (Scandinavian Enviro Systems), Chris Norris (Artis) and Sonia Sonia Megert-Marshall (TRS).

Sessions 6 – Crumb Rubber – An Update – 14.30 pm – 15.30 pm

Speaker: Daniele Fornai (Ecopneus), Luis de Leon (Cirtec) and Stephan Rau (WdK).


Thursday, 31 May

Sessions 7 – Environmental Impacts – 10.30 am – 11.30 am

Speaker: Dario Andreani (Sustrend), Wilma Dierkes and another Speaker.

Sessions 8 – Future Challenges for the Tyre Recycling Industry – 12.00 noon – 13.00 pm

Panel discussion by ZARE:

Moderator – Yorick Lowin (BRV), Hanna Schoeberl (Kurz Karkassenhandel),

Dr.-Ing. Stefan Hoyer (Research Field Extrusion Technologies and Recycling),

Danny Schwalbe; MRH MĂĽlsener Rohstoff- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH.

Sessions 9 – Rubber Technology and Recycling – 14.30 pm – 15.30 pm

Speaker: Martin von Wolfersdorff – (Wolfersdorff Consulting), Sam Visaisouk – (Tyromer) and François Baratin (Phenix).


Friday, 01 June

Sessions 10 – Product Forum – Retreading – 10.30 am – 11.30 am

Moderated by David Wilson (Publisher Retreading Business)

Sessions 11 – Product Forum – Tyre Recycling – 12.00 noon – 13.00 pm

Moderated by Ewan Scott (Editor Tyre & Rubber Recycling)


An impressive fact: products made from recycled tires are presented on the special area. All this promises an impressive exhibition of the recycling industry.

If you too would like to experience the best experts live on site, receive exclusive answers to the most important questions and be informed about the latest trends and innovations at the premiere of the Recycling Forum, take the opportunity and come by personally!

THE TIRE COLOGNE opens its doors on 29 May 2018 in the northern halls of Koelnmesse. You can find out more about THE TIRE COLOGNE on our website.



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