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Lehigh Technologies Reaches 3-yr Milestone with Environmental Leader Yokohama Rubber Company In Their Global Sustainability Efforts

ATLANTA – March 7, 2011 – Lehigh Technologies, a manufacturer of sustainable, micronized rubber powders, announced today that 2011 marks the 3-year milestone in its partnership with The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. to help solve the important environmental problem of end-of-life tires. This marks a continued commitment by Yokohama to manufacture high performance tires in an environmentally smart way.

“We have been working closely with Lehigh for three years and continue to be impressed with their technology leadership in upcycling post-consumer tire rubber into high performance, reusable materials,” says Mr. Hirohisa Hazama, Corporate Officer of Yokohama. “Additionally, we are aligned in our efforts in helping solve an important environmental problem.”

“We are proud to be associated with Yokohama as they have a long history of environmental leadership,” said Lehigh Technologies CEO Alan Barton,” and they are constantly seeking new, innovative ways of achieving sustainability and performance in their products.”

Lehigh’s commitment to helping solve the environmental challenge of tire waste was recently acknowledged by The World Economic Forum, naming the company a 2010 Technology Pioneer. This annual award is given to companies involved in the development of life-changing technology that has the potential for long-term impact on business and society.


Lehigh Technologies is a leading specialty chemicals company that produces high-performance micronized rubber powders (MRP), a sustainable specialty material that replaces oil-based materials to reduce costs. Lehigh's cryogenic turbo mill technology converts end-of-life tires and other post-industrial rubber into micron-scale powders used in a wide range of consumer and industrial applications. Customers include more than 60 leading tire, asphalt and plastics companies around the world. To learn more, visit


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