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RECYCLED RUBBER GRANULATE IN ARTIFICIAL TURF – what are the ins and outs?

Keeping rubber granulate on the artificial turf pitch is paramount. For the sake of nature – but also to keep the need for granulate refill at an absolute minimum.

Fortunately, relatively simple measures make a huge difference, and we can all do something!

Watch this new video for inspiration.For a sustainable future…

VISIT GENAN AT THE FSB 2019

Genan will be exhibiting at stand no. G-042 in Hall 10.2 during the FSB in Cologne from 5 to 8 November 2019.

Please stop by our stand and see our products.

Genan at this year’s Pan American Games

This summer, Peru will host the Pan American Games 2019. The preparations for this big event have been underway for a long time, so tracks and pitches for all sports events can be ready, once the Games begin at the end of July. At Genan, we are proud to have supplied shock-absorbing rubber granulate for some of the pitches, where some of the best athletes in the world will soon compete for medals.

Annual Report 2018: Genan continues to prosper

The Genan Group increased turnover to DKK 341.2m last year. At the same time, earnings more than doubled with a DKK 39m net profit.

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Genan acquires Biosafe

Genan Holding A/S and Portuguese provider of transport and construction equipment solutions, NORS, S.A. have signed a definite agreement for Genan to acquire NORS subsidiary Biosafe – Indústria de Reciclagens, S.A., operator of the largest tyre recycling plant in Portugal.

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GENAN SAFE PELLETS ON SHOW IN HOUSE OF GREEN

Danish non-profit State of Green has now extensively modernised and reopened their visitor centre in Copenhagen:House of Green.At Genan, we are proud to exhibit our new, innovative GENAN SAFE rubber pellets in the Circular Economy showroom, focusing on sustainable recycling solutions for a greener planet.

GENAN SAFEare uniform rubber pellets manufactured from end-of-life tyres, offering improved shock-absorption for optimum safety at playgrounds.

INNOVATION STUDENTS AT THE GENAN PLANT IN VIBORG

Yesterday, a senior class from Viborg Business College visited the Genan plant in Viborg. All students are in the Innovation Class and had some interesting and educative hours at the plant, where they eventually got the study assignment to come up with ideas for new, innovative applications for textile fibres from end-of-life tyres.

JRS SOLE DISTRIBUTOR FOR ROAD+

Genan GmbH is pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive sales agreement with high-quality organic fiber manufacturer J. Rettenmaier & Söhne GmbH + Co KG.

Thanks to this agreement of sole representation, J. Rettenmaier & Söhne GmbH + Co KG is from now on Genan’s sales channel for the elastomer modifier ROAD+ for road construction – and ROAD+ is furthermore one of the main components in JRS´ innovative pellets for modified asphalt mixtures: VIATOP® plus FEP.

ROAD+ is a well-documented, elastomeric bitumen and asphalt modifier, manufactured in compliance with a process patented by Evonik.

Rettenmaier & Söhne GmbH + Co KG has a long tradition for working with innovative and proven concepts and products, pioneering in sustainable asphalt road construction.

Genan GmbH is excited to join J. Rettenmaier & Söhne GmbH + Co KG on this journey as a future partner, and both companies expect this partnership to result in strong synergy.

GENAN SAFE PELLETS – A GROUND-BREAKING PRODUCT

Newly launched are the revolutionary GENAN SAFE rubber pellets for playground base layers. High performance, low bulk density and excellent HIC values! – A ground-breaking innovation!

ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY TYRE COLLECTION

The Danish national tyre collection scheme is probably the most climate and environment-friendly tyre collection scheme in the world.

Introduced back in 1995, the Danish tyre collection scheme was the very first such scheme in the world. At that time, focus was environmental remediation and clean-up of landfills with scrap tyres.

In contrast to most other collection schemes, which are based on producer responsibility, the Danish system is a levy-based system, charging a fixed levy on all tyres brought into the Danish market. The collected levies are pooled into a public fund supervised by the tax authorities, and the Ministry of the Environment lays down the rules for the distribution of funds to private collectors of end-of-life tyres (ELTs) from garages and recycling centres.

From the word go, the system proved extremely efficient, and all used tyres were collected. There are no incentives for neither private consumers nor garage owners not to have their old tyres recycled, as all collection and processing costs are paid up front at the time when tyres are brought into the market.

With effect from July 2017, the Danish Ministry of the Environment has again pioneered and taken the next step in relation to environment-friendly tyre collection and recycling. The processing of tyres into new raw material entails significant climate-related benefits in comparison with incineration (energy recovery). These benefits are now reflected in the reimbursing of levies from the tyre collection pool. The higher the recycling percentage achieved by the tyre processing company, the higher the fee per tonne reimbursed to the tyre collector.

It thus now truly matters, not only that all used tyres are collected – but also how they are further processed. The more climate and environment-friendly the technology of the processor/recycler, the more the collector will receive from the fund.

The Danish Ministry of the Environment has certified Genan with a recycling rate that represents the percentage of rubber and steel recovered through Genan technology. The remaining textile (residual) fraction is currently incinerated in cement kilns for energy recovery. It is high priority for the product and technology developers at Genan to define and develop new applications and markets for this fraction – and gradually bring the recycling rate up to 100%.

 

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