Tire recycling madness

It is not surprising that the scourge of recycling has traveled around the globe. Entrepreneurs everywhere think in terms of ways to destroy certain items of garbage. Essentially no one anywhere thinks about how to solve the problems of garbage generation. The investing community stands ready to reward anyone who comes up with a promise, no matter how impossibly ridiculous, to destroy resources but a solution to the problem of unnecessarily destroying resources gets no clout at all. After all, the extraction, transportation, refining and wanton usage of resources is a worldwide industry that makes money for its participants everywhere. Reusing resources in cycles only benefits all of the people of the world with a stake in the health of their planet. Personal profit versus all the inhabitants of the planet. No contest!

You may not be on the mailing lists for resource destroyers worldwide but I am so I am providing this one typical example of a company in Panama that is anxious to get on the bandwagon for destroying tires. Actually, most of these kinds of notices come from China.

ATTENTION – ATTENTION – ATTENTION

Used tyres are among the largest and most problematic sources of waste today, due to the large volume produced and their durability.

Large recycling potential:

A recycled tyre is separated into rubber (approx. 60%), fabric (approx. 20
%) and steel (approx. 20 %). In the above mentioned these regions about
7,336,800 ton End of Life Tyres are recovered each year – i.e. about
4,402,080 ton rubber and 2,934,820 steel is recovered.

Applications:

coastal protection projects.
reinforcing embankments alongside roads.
rain and tram tracks to reduce noise and vibrations.
shoe soles, shock absorbers and shock absorbing mats.
wheels (for dustbins, wheelbarrows, lawn mowers),
artificial floor covering for sports arenas,
flooring for stables and other protective floor (for schools, playgrounds
etc)
rubber modified asphalt for road surfing (added for enhancing longevity and
noise reducing).

recycling of mining tyres

The mining industry uses large tyres on mining trucks, conveyor belting and
drums and these have always presented a problem with disposal. They are
usually disposed of in land-fills, but this material could be treated as a
recyclable resource rather than a waste product.

For processing of car and truck tyres into powder we can offer:

OPTION 1:

Input: 25% Truck tyres & 75% Passenger Car tyres. The tyres should be free
of flammable fluids as well as foreign bodies such as stones etc.
Dimensions of the truck tyres are to be maximum diameter of 1200 mm and
maximum height of 450 mm.
De-beading of the truck tyres is not required prior to processing in the
Super Chopper.
Max. 25% steel content (by weight)
Max. 15% textile content (by weight)
Min. 55-60% rubber content (by weight)

Input capacity: Maximum input capacity up to 4 ton/production hour
corresponding to an average capacity of 3-3,3 ton/production hour.
Output: 1–4 mm granulate (ASTM-E11 or DIN ISO 3310) 99,9% free of
liberated steel and textile. This purity can only be guaranteed by the
installation of a Filter System recommended by us.

The price of this line with 45.000 m³/filter system amounts to EUR
2.876.770,00 FCA EU. Supervision of installation included.

OPTION 2:

Input: 25% Truck tyres & 75% Passenger Car tyres. The tyres should be free
of flammable fluids as well as foreign bodies such as stones etc.
Dimensions of the truck tyres are to be maximum diameter of 1900 mm and
maximum height of 550 mm.

De-beading of the truck tyres is not required prior to processing in the
Super Chopper.
Max. 25% steel content (by weight)
Max. 15% textile content (by weight)
Min. 55-60% rubber content (by weight)

Input capacity: Maximum input capacity up to 10 ton/production hour
corresponding to an average capacity of approx. 8 ton/production hour.
Output: 1–4 mm granulate (ASTM-E11 or DIN ISO 3310) 99,9% free of
liberated steel and textile. This purity can only be guaranteed by the
installation of a Filter System recommended by us.

The price of this line with 2 x 60.000 m³/filter system amounts to EUR
6.118.710,00 FCA EU. Supervision of installation included.

OPTION 3:

Input material:1-4 mm granulate with a purity of 99,9% coming from a Tyre
recycling plant.
Input capacity:
Output sizes

EXAMPLES:
Up to 2,0-2,5 ton output/production hour with an output size of 10 Mesh.
Up to 1,5-2,0 ton output/production hour with an output size of 20 Mesh.
Up to 1-1,5 ton output/production hour with an output size of 30 Mesh
Up to 600-800 kg output/production hour with an output size of 40 Mesh
Up to 500 kg output/production hour with an output size of 50 Mesh

The price of this line with 1 x 20.000 m³/filter system amounts to EUR
1.417.650,00 FCA EU. Supervision of installation included

For all Lines it apply that they are multi size plants and the above
mentioned capacities/output sizes shall be taken as an example only. The
output size/capacity can be changed just be changing the screen combination
in the main machines.

For any questions you may have, please feel free to contact us.

Rita Mulé
Managing Director

*********************
GMB Group Inc.
Ricardo Arias Street,
Advanced Tower, 1 Floor
PO Box 0823-04351
Panama City, Panama

Email: info@gmbgrp.com / ritamule@gmail.com
Skype: ritamule / gmb.group
Web: www.gmbgrp.com

The world of tires is moving on, with the manufacturers now striving to make their tires recyclable. The new thing is to eliminate the air filling and replace it with a flexible polymer in a mesh or network form. Bridgestone is advertising a 100% recyclable tire. Think about it! A recycled tire is a tire that has been removed from service. Exactly what the manufacturer wants.

A missing tire is a tire that must be replaced by purchasing a new tire.

MESH FILLED TIRES

Maybe some day we will see a tire that can be repaired over and over so it lasts for many, many years. However it won’t be rolled out like a celebrity by any of today’s manufacturers.

Leave a Reply

The official website of the only non profit dealing with Zero Waste that adheres to a consistent philosophy based on stated principles.