End of life tyre recycling, is the process of recycling tyres that are no longer suitable for use on vehicles due to wear or irreparable damage. These tyres are a challenging source of waste, due to the large volume produced, the durability of the tyres, and the components in the tyre that are ecologically problematic. UK Rubber is a bio technology solutions provider specialising in the recycling of end of life tyres through the process of Tyre Shredding, Cryogenics and Separation. UK Rubber has acquired next generation technology using chemical engineering which will have a significant impact in this global market.
This new technology recycles 100% of waste tyres and UK Rubber believe that Cryogenic Tyre Shredding will provide ‘the end of life’ solution to what is an ever increasing problem in ‘what to do with tyres’ at the end of their use.
- 1The steel is sold as high value scrap
- 2The fibre is sold as a third party product additive
- 3The rubber crumb can be used as a Tyre Derived Fuel (TDF) or…
- 4Rubber matting, play parks, and flooring for horses
Whole waste tyres are fed into a giant twin shaft tyre shredder that cuts the tyre into smaller more manageable sizes. These reduced size cuttings are then fed through a custom built cryogenic tunnel in which the tyre shredding’s are frozen down to –192C. They then pass through another custom built hammer mill and then onto magnetic rollers that separate the wire, rubber and fibre from the tyre.
The various materials extracted from the tyre are baled separately.
Tyre-Derived-Fuel (TDF) Plant
The UKR “Green Giant” Shredder produces clean rubber cuts and consistent sizing for TDF chip requirements. An UKR TDF module produces 50-150mm rubber chip depending on customer requirements.
Wire less Chips Plant
The UKR Reaper produces a 99.9% wire-free rubber chips Output sizes range between 44mm to 13mm. Steel is stripped from the rubber by UKR Reapers and extracted by magnetic separators.
Crumb Rubber Plant
The UKR Crumbler produces 99.9% wire and fibre-free rubber granules. Output sizes range from 0.25” to 20-mesh (9mm to 0.84mm).
Crumb Powder Plant
The UKR Krumbuster produces 99.9% wire and fibre-free rubber. Provides a wide range of rubber output sizes depending on customer requirements. Output sizes range from 9mm to 0.12mm.