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.
TREDAGAIN™ is a lifestyle footwear company designing both Men’s and Women’s styles with outsoles made from recycled tires.
CUSTOMER CHALLENGE: TREDAGAIN™ is a new footwear company with the challenge of identifying a key differentiator within the footwear marketplace. The company wanted to provide a sustainable and eco-friendly offering to the consumer marketplace.
SOLUTION: Austin Rubber utilized its sophisticated in-house compounding lab to create the APX® Devulcanized Rubber compounds that can be utilized in the outsoles of footwear. Austin Rubber worked with TREDAGAIN™ on product goals to create a compound made with 50% recycled scrap tires.
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.
BATA is a global footwear company with a business model based on quality and accessibility.
CUSTOMER CHALLENGE: BATA has a revolutionary pilot project in Batangar, India where they were seeking sustainable solutions for their manufacturing.
SOLUTION: Austin Rubber joined forces to create a cutting-edge, sustainable supply chain utilizing its sophisticated in-house compounding lab to create the APX® Devulcanized Rubber compound customized for BATA’s needs. The myriad benefits include: financial, environmental and performance.