With trial run successfully completed, TRA sees RFID as offering ‘real potential’for tracking and recycling tires.
David Savastano, Editor08.07.19
With 45 million used tires processed every year in the UK alone, keeping track of what is being done with the tires is of great interest to all parties, from consumers to the companies themselves, with uses including sports fields, running tracks, playgrounds, construction and more.
Formed in 2004, the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA), which represents the UK’s tire recovery sector, tracks these tires. Flexible RFID-based sensors may provide the key to improving the processing of these tires.
“RFID tracking could clearly help us achieve even higher levels of compliance and best practice, particularly a product area such as tires where literally hundreds of new tire brands exist in the marketplace at any one time,” TRA Secretary General Peter Taylor said. “For us, the obvious ‘pinch point’ is where old tires are removed from wheels either in retailer premises or vehicle dismantlers’ yards. RFID tracking potentially offers
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