March 7, 2011



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 green materials manufacturer that turns end-of-life tire materials and other post-industrial rubber into sustainable powders that are used in a wide range of industrial and consumer applications. Lehigh Technologies is a World Economic Forum 2010 recipient of The Technology Pioneer Award for its visionary leadership and transformational technology. Headquartered in Tucker, GA, Lehigh Technologies is privately held and backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Index Ventures and NGP Energy Technology Partners. For more information, please visit