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7th Scrap to Profit Conference

October 25-26, 2017

The Inn At Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee

About the Conference


Innovating and Improving Scrap Tire Markets

The Scrap Tire Research and Education Foundation, Inc. (STREF), the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), and Tennessee Department of the Environment Office of Sustainable Practices and Division of Solid Waste are hosting the 7th Scrap to Profit Conference on October 25 & 26, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.

The conference will explore topics to drive innovation in the scrap tire industry, including current trends and future opportunities for tire derived fuel, civil engineering, and ground rubber markets. Also, the conference will spark ideas for new markets by addressing recent and coming innovations in scrap tire uses, including an update on pyrolysis and gasification technologies.

The conference will offer networking and educational opportunities to drive the future of scrap tire markets.  Don't miss this exciting event!

Register for the event


Wednesday,    October 25

7:00 am     Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am     Welcome and Introduction

8:50 am     Tire Derived Fuel – Current Trends and Opening New Markets

9:30 am     Tire Derived Fuel – Long term Future

10:15 am     Refreshment Break

10:40 am   Advances in Size Reduction Technology and The Roll of the Equipment Manufacture

11:20 am    Tire Derived Aggregate Panel – Creating Market Champions

12:00 pm    Lunch followed by Keynote Speaker: Innovation

1:30 pm     Ground Rubber –Molded and Extruded Products and Plastics

2:15 pm      Rubber Modified Asphalt – New State Approaches

2:45 pm     Rubber Modified Asphalt – Strategies for Implementation

3:05 pm      Refreshment Break

3:25 pm      Rubber Modified Asphalt – New Technologies

4:00 pm    Pyrolysis and Gasification Panel

5:30 pm      Networking Reception

Thursday,       October 26

7:00 am     Breakfast

8:30 am     Innovations in Molded and Extruded Products

9:15 am      Innovation – Identifying and fostering the next new market

10:00 am   Refreshment Break

10:20 am   Unique Markets and New Possibilities

11:10 am    Flexible Pavements and Pour-in-Place Surfacing

12:00 pm   Closing Remarks and Program Closing

Our Sponsors

The 7th Scrap to Profit Conference would like to thank the following companies for becoming Green Sustaining, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Sponsors. This conference is a highly valued and attended event in the scrap tire recycling industry and we appreciate our generous sponsors who keep this conference affordable.




Green Sustainability Sponsor
Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation is organized and administered to effectively protect human health and the environment, conserve natural resources, manage state parks and promote overall quality of life in Tennessee.

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Silver Sponsor
Aries Clean Energy started in 2010 as PHG Energy, funded by the owners of a multi-state Caterpillar dealership to further develop a patented gasification technology already in full commercialization and proven as a viable method of cleanly converting wood waste to synthetic fuel gas for industrial use.



Silver Sponsor
Since its founding in 1931, Bridgestone is committed to innovating improvements for the world around us. From tires to textiles, to golf balls and beyond, our thinkers don’t settle for what works. We strive for what sets new standards.



Silver Sponsor
Our commitment to recycling used tires is stronger than ever.  Lakin Tire employs advanced technologies and streamlined processes to unlock more value from used tire waste.  We continue to invest in new ways to recycle used tires not suitable for the road.  Our efforts have been at the forefront of the industry for almost 100 years to create new uses for recycled tires and better, more efficient management of scrap tires.



Bronze Plus Sponsor
CM was the first company to develop "turnkey" systems specifically designed for the reduction of scrap tires with the intent on creating valuable end products, commonly known today as tire derived materials. Our in depth knowledge of markets for products derived from scrap tires has given us the leading edge in developing tire recycling systems that create value for our customers.



Bronze Plus Sponsor
Eco Green Equipment is the leader in cost-effective turnkey tire recycling systems sold globally. Eco Green systems deliver optimum production performance and profitability at the industry’s most affordable costs for TDS (Tire Derived Shreds), wire-free chips, rubber mulch, crumb rubber, and fine rubber powder, used in a variety of applications worldwide.



Bronze Plus Sponsor
Entech Inc. specializes in producing all sizes of micronized rubber powder (MRP) and crumb rubber powder. Since 1995, we have provided licensed scrap tire hauling and processing services. We return this valuable resource to market as environmentally safe and durable material in various different forms.




Bronze Sponsor
Crumb Rubber Manufacturers is North America’s largest crumb rubber manufacturer, providing our customers with leading edge technology. We specialize in crumb rubber for rubberized asphalt, sports fields and track infill, rubber-molded products, as well as colorized rubber mulch for landscape and playground coverage.

Become an Exhibitor

Exhibitor opportunities are available for the 7th Scrap to Profit Conference. 

The exhibitor fee of $1000 entitles each participating organization to one conference registration and an eight (8) to ten (10) foot draped table in an area immediately adjacent to the main meeting room where beverages will be available during the morning and afternoon breaks. Discounted additional registrations are available for Exhiibitors.

Exhibit space can be reserved by using the online registration service. 

For more information, please contact John Sheerin at 202.682.4838 or jsheerin@ustires.org



1401 Music Valley Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
United States
Phone: 615-889-0800

The Inn at Opryland is offering a SPECIAL CONFERENCE RATE of $151 per night for all 7th Scrap to Profit Conference attendees. GOVERNMENT ROOM RATES are $151 per night.   The deadline to receive this special rate is October 3, 2017. When calling, please identify yourself as members of the Group. 

Please Note: Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 15.25% plus $2.50 per room per night) in effect at the time of check-out. In order to receive the government rate, a valid government photo ID is required at the time of check-in.

Visit The Inn at Opryland website to make your reservation online or contact the reservations center at 615-889-0800.

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