Austin Rubber to open APX® Devulcanized Rubber Plant

PITTSBURGH—Austin Rubber Co.’s facility in Greenville, Pa., is scheduled to go online Dec. 15 for production of the company’s APX® Devulcanized Rubber and APO™ Plasticizer, according to Donald R. Drew, president of Austin Rubber.

The 30,000-sq.-ft. plant will be located inside the 700,000-sq.-ft. ILSCO complex in Greenville and employ about 21 workers initially with a production capacity of approximately 24 tons per day, Drew said.

It will include a compounding lab for the testing of different compounds containing APX® and APO™ Plasticizer, he said.

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Michele Brooks : Austin Rubber Receives $700,000 PIDA Loan

Senator Michele Brooks is pleased to announce that Penn-Northwest Development Corporation was awarded a $700,000 Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) loan on behalf of Austin Rubber Company, LLC to assist in locating a manufacturing business at ILSCO Extrusions in Greenville.

‘Partnering with Penn-Northwest and Austin Rubber to bring in this innovative business is a great benefit to our area,’ said Senator Brooks. ‘I look forward to continuing to work with Austin Rubber to further strengthen our local economy and want to thank them for their significant personal investment.’

Austin Rubber, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Green Source Holdings, LLC, produces recycled rubber using a patented, solvent-based rubber devulcanization process that is transforming the shoe industry. Additionally, this process has the potential to grow significantly into other markets, including industrial supplies, tubing and tires.

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