Tires are the foundation of transportation in North America - quite literally. Estimates from 2015 suggest that in the United States and Canada there are around 300 million passenger vehicles on the roads. Some simple math suggests that this number means there are some 1.2 billion tires in contact with road surfaces at any particular time.
Tire Recycling News
Currently, the world faces an immensely problematic waste stream: tires.
The Ministry of Environment plans to develop new scrap tire recycling regulations to reflect changing industry needs in Saskatchewan and address increasing public expectations for governance, accountability and transparency.
Vinh Ngo, the owner of Ideal Rubber Industries Corp., based in Brantford, Ontario, Canada (near Toronto), has been decisive on many fronts. He opted to work with Granutech-Saturn Systems shortly after he set up his recycling operation in 2009, and has subsequently retained Granutech-Saturn as his key vendor in establishing a tire processing system that allows him to convert scrap tires (including large format and OTR tires) into high-quality crumb rubber and powder in a multi-step phased approach.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industr, will hold ISRI2017, the association’s annual convention and exposition April 22-27 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. This annual event brings together thousands of scrap recycling professionals, industry experts, manufacturers, and consumers from all 50 states and more than 40 countries. There they will discuss the latest in the global scrap recycling business and evaluate the state-of-the-art equipment, products, and services used by the industry.
April 20, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) announced the release of an updated version of ISRI Mobile with enhanced communication features. Users of the iPhone and Android apps will now have the ability to receive customized notifications and more detailed alerts pertaining to the recycling industry.
Ontario Tire Stewardship's (OTS) Used Tires Program has reached an incredible milestone: the recycling its 100 millionth tire since the program opened in 2009. To put this astounding accomplishment into perspective, 100 million tires stacked on top of one another is the equivalent height of over 36,000 CN Towers. Before the implementation of the program many of these tires ended up in landfills across the province or accumulated into tire piles, which pose serious environmental and safety risks. Through the Used Tires Program 100 per cent of scrap tires generated in Ontario are recycled into high value, sustainable products - and importantly, no tires are burned, disposed of in landfills or are illegally dumped.
CM Tire Recycling Equipment (a division of Columbus McKinnon Corporation) recently supplied a complete turnkey installation – a CM Zero Waste TRR system for one of the most state-of-the-art pyrolysis operations in Europe. The CM Zero Waste TRR system is capable of producing 25 mm wire-free rubber that will be used as feedstock for the pyrolysis system’s reactor. CM says they were chosen to supply this system due to its capability for processing passenger car and truck tires to >25 mm wire-free rubber, along with clean steel, to a purity level of >96 percent.
ECO Green Equipment, USA, recently announced the company's latest tire recycling equipment installation in Saudi Arabia—the ECO Green Giant, two-shaft primary tire shredder system. This installation went to NRC (Northern Region Cement Co.). NRC’s team was looking for an efficient TDF/Tire Shred System for processing their vast whole tire landfill.
ECO Green Equipment, USA, recently announced their latest international tire recycling equipment installation -- in Hungary. The ECO Krumbuster Hydraulic Mill and expanded crumb/rubber powder system went to Hungarojet Kft in Budapest. Hungarojet’s team was looking for an efficient crumb rubber system for processing their tire-derived materials.
Learn more in the March issue of Recycling Product News.
ECO Green Equipment recently announced the latest addition to their recycling equipment lineup—the ECO Grater. The ECO Grater is a secondary electric shredder ideal for processing primary shreds smaller than 150 mm (6” inches) into wire-free rubber chips/mulch for secondary uses. The ECO Grater provides aggressive shredding capabilities to processors who demand the best efficiencies and low maintenance. The unit churns through primary tire shreds outputting uniform rubber chips/mulch down to 16 mm (0.625” inches) in size. Operators can now enjoy increased volume production of tire shredding plus a high proportion of output—up to 12 tons per hour.