Tire Recycling Processes – How Does It Work


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Tire Recycling is one of the processes that can be adopted by tire dealers and tire wholesalers to generate profits. They are usually able to make enough revenue from tire recycling. Apart from the profit that they generate from tire recycling, they are also able to help in the development of the city areas. The process involves collecting the used up and outdated tires from the roads, recycling them, and then placing them for sale at a cheap price.

As per the Rubber Manufacturers Association of South Africa, the tire recycling process has been categorized into three main stages. The first stage involves the collection and the placement of the used rubber tires. Like any other recycling procedure, this first stage too can be assigned to people or company personnel who are properly paid to collect the waste rubber tires from the roads. When the collection process is completed successfully, it is inspected and rubber is counted. If there are more than twenty percent of rubber tires, they are then sent for the second stage.

The second stage in the tire recycling process involves the proper processing of the waste tires. The collected rubber and graphite are mixed together and the leftover materials are collected along with the rubber and graphite. When this is done, it is broken down into small pieces and then is sent to various recyclers for re-mineralization. During this process, about ninety percent of the waste rubber and graphite is used for the manufacturing processes.

Tire Recycling Process

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The third and final stage in the tire recycling process involves the actual pyrolysis. The rubber and graphite are mixed with water and chemicals that cause the reaction that converts them into pyrolysis products like gas and oil. This is then sent to various industrial plants for use as their raw materials.

One of the biggest benefits of the tire recycling process is the fact that it helps in the reduction of the tons of waste that ends up in the landfills. Each year, there is an average of twelve tons of waste tires that end up in the landfills. Of course, not all of these tires are from vehicles. Many of them are from farm equipment, demolition sites, etc. So, if we can reduce the number of vehicles that end up in landfills, we can greatly reduce the amount of waste and pollution in our environment.

A Much Ado

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In addition to this, the tire recycling process also provides another benefit. Through the process, one can greatly reduce the cost of processing tires. There are two main ways how manufacturers get rid of their scrap tires. Either through scrapping them or storing them for a longer period of time before reusing them. Through the tire recycling process, a manufacturer will be able to get rid of the tires much faster, allowing the manufacturer to save money while still getting their product to consumers much faster.

Now, let’s talk about how tire processing works. The raw material that manufacturers use to create new rubber and steel products is called rubber mulch. Rubber mulch can be made out of different kinds of scrap materials. Some scrap rubber and steel are more useful than others for various reasons. So, when rubber mulch is made, it is used to make steel and rubber mixtures.

Bottom Line 

Once these materials are mixed together, it is then ground up and turned into fine steel. This process of turning the materials into a steel can greatly help reduce the cost of processing rubber and recycled tires. Another thing about tire recycling is that it doesn’t just stop once the materials have been recycled. Once these materials are processed, they are tested to ensure that they are still good enough for use. So, you don’t have to worry about saving materials and saving money.

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