Klean Industries Becomes a Voting Member Of ASTM International
Vancouver, British Columbia – Klean Industries Inc. (“Klean”) a leading provider of advance thermal conversion technologies and energy solutions is pleased to announce that it is now a voting and contributing member of ASTM International (formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials). ASTM standards are used worldwide to improve product quality, enhance safety and facilitate trade. In the drive for developing internationally recognized standards for rubber recycling, Klean will be a contributing member on various specialized materials which include the D04 Committee for Road Paving and Materials; D11 Committee for Rubber and D24 Committee for Carbon Black.
Klean is a commercial provider of gasification and pyrolysis based technologies for the recovery of valuable resources and clean energy from waste. What sets Klean apart from all others when processing tires is the ability to convert the tire char into a valuable end product with well-established end users in a multitude of product applications. This is accomplished using Klean’s advanced upgrading technology that produces a recovered carbon black (“rCB”) which is a key end product that is upgraded through a patented multi-stage refining process known as Klean Carbon CBk process.
Klean’s membership is driven by the need to develop a unified classification system and processing standard which can be recognized internationally for the recovered resources produced from Klean’s operating facilities around the globe. One of the biggest barriers to the development of a highly advanced tire recycling sector is the lack of a single, globally recognized standard and specification system for recycled rubber materials. Consumers of materials are faced with a plethora of different specifications from every producer in various markets. As producers are working towards their own best available output, often the result is that consumers of rubber materials are faced with specification and quality standard challenges which are one of the key issues that are holding back the development of high value rubber recycling.
“Having a standardized system in place across all markets would enable further transparency and would make the sales, distribution and new product application process more streamlined across all markets for the materials we recycle and recover from waste. Klean is excited to be taking a lead role in shaping the future development of ASTM Tire Standards which allows Klean to have input into the establishment of new and modified standards where we have an interest and to where it may be applied to our commercial technology applications. This gives Klean a voice in defining the specification decisions, a voice equal to that of the largest players in the industry.”; said Jesse Klinkhamer, CEO of Klean Industries.
Klean Industries and the ASTM International have come together in order to help establish globally recognized ASTM standards for recycled tire materials, from crumbs and powders through to recovered Carbon Black (rCB) primary products of Klean businesses.
ASTM is the globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. Today, some 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.
ASTM’s leadership in international standards development is driven by the contributions of its members: more than 30,000 of the world’s top technical experts and business professionals representing 150 countries. Working in an open and transparent process and using ASTM’s advanced electronic infrastructure, ASTM members deliver the test methods, specifications, guides, and practices that support industries and governments worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.astm.org.
Klean comprises an international team of award-winning experts with over 30 years of experience in the deployment of alternative energy solutions, including clean power production, waste management, recycling, and resource recovery. Klean uses proven technologies to rapidly develop projects that produce the highest quality fuels, nano-carbons and green energy from waste materials and surface carbon feedstocks. Klean Industries specializes in carbonization, pyrolysis, gasification and liquefaction systems which convert scrap tires, waste plastics and municipal solid waste into liquid fuels and energy.
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