NPG Innovations, Inc. was formed in 2003 with a focus on developing a rail cross tie using treads cut from discarded tires. The new product, trade
named TireTie, has been subsequently tested to US and European standards. Since then a roadside noise barrier product has been developed using a
design and process approach. Other products are currently in development with patents pending.
One of the motivating factors for these products is the over 300 million tires that are discarded annually in the US with millions of additional tires stacked
in tire dumps. NPG has found creative ways of using these tires for new products that are often more environmentally inert than competing options.
Helping to Sustain Planet Earth