WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH USED TIRES WHEN THEY NEED TO BE RECYCLED-USED TIRE RECYCLING-TIRE BALING OR TYRE BALING


Used tire News-Usedtires.com -Deerfield Beach, Fl-In the last ten years a new way to recycle tires was born. Tire baling gives tire recyclers and used tire sellers a way to ship tires for disposal overseas cheaper by compacting them. Used Tire baling is a huge part of the tire recycling industry today. In the US we dispose of over 300 million scrap tires a year. Many can be reused and are sold as used tires. Used Tires provide consumers an alternative to buying high priced new tires. Every used tire sold at least saves the dumps or cement kilns from disposing of the carcass temporarily. Reuse Reduce Recycle, buy used tires.

Gradeall International – a renowned supplier of tyre bailing and tyre recycling technology from Northern Ireland – reports that its MK2 tyre baler has been a successful product for the company and its clients. In production for over 10 years, the MK2 tyre baler has found customers across the globe.

Challenges with end-of-life tyre bales
One thing some customers have found during the baling process is that regular PAS108 tyre bales are slow and laborious to load into a shipping container. While PAS108 bales are great for civil engineering applications the usage bales for construction has been rather limited bringing into question the need to produce bales to that specific size.

The actual bale size is not really important to tyre recycling plants, the MK3 tyre baler has been specifically designed to make bales that fit into shipping containers to make transporting tyre bales to recycling plants as straightforward and as efficient as possible.

Gradeall MK3 Tyre Baler in action | Photos by Gradeall International.

Tyre bales are transported via shipping container to a tyre recycling plant. With a standard PAS108 bale, it requires 3 bales to be stacked on top of each other and one bale loaded in beside it vertically. It is turning the 4th bale vertically that significantly adds time to the container loading and unloading process.

The MK3 tyre baler is the solution, it produces tyre bales specifically to go into the width of a standard shipping container, with ample space to spare to ensure bales are also easy to remove.

Benefits of the Gradeall MK3 Tyre Baler
Reduce 40-foot container loading times from 1 hour, to 20 minutes
20-22 MK3 tyre bales in a container, compared with 33 MK2 tyre bales.
Produce bales containing 130-140 tyres per bale, compared with the 85-90 tyres possible in a MK2 tyre baler.
Bales typically weigh 1200 kg
Container loading/unloading is easier, quicker, and safer
If you are at full capacity with a MK2 tyre baler, a MK3 baler will help you upscale your tyre baling operations.

Gradeall MK3 Tyre Baler in action | Video by Gradeall International.

Gradeall says it has had several MK3 tyre balers at a number of sites undergoing extensive testing for over 2 years now. With customers of the baler extremely pleased with the reliability, durability and improved efficiency that comes with the baler. It reduces bale wire costs, shipping, and handling costs. All with the same ease of use and longevity the MK2 tyre baler has been known for.

The increased speed at which the MK3 tyre baler can produce bales has also opened up the avenue for a conveyor to feed tyres to this baler to minimise time lost due to operators searching for more tyres.

To learn more about the technical specifications of MK3 tyre baler and inquire for price, please proceed to Gradeall’s website.

ECO Green Equipment – one of the world’s leaders in end-of-life tire shredding equipment helps Missouri-based trucking company convert old truck tires into rubber mulch.


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ECO Green Equipment – one of the world’s leaders in end-of-life tire shredding equipment helps Missouri-based trucking company convert old truck tires into rubber mulch.

ECO Green’s recent press release reports that Prime Inc., a Missouri-based trucking company that had been devoted to retreading their used tires, discovered that 20% of end-of-life tires couldn’t be retreaded, and those tires — all 100,000 per year — were ending its lifecycle at landfills. With the help of ECO Green Equipment, they’re improving the environment by creating environment-friendly valued-added products and making money while doing it.

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ECO Green Equipment installed at Prime’s premises | Photo: ECO Green Equipment.

ECO Green Equipment is one of the global leaders in turnkey, cost-effective tire recycling systems and integrated tire shredding equipment. ECO Green says that its modular equipment is designed and engineered to deliver optimum production efficiencies for a broad spectrum of rubber aftermarkets, to include rubber mulch, crumb rubber, rubber powder, tire derived shreds (TDS), and wire-free chips.

Prime Inc. reached out to ECO Green for a solution to their tire waste problem. With the help of ECO Green’s equipment – the manufacturer highlights – Prime now converts dual truck and super single tires into rubber mulch and other value added product that can be sold for use in landscaping, walking trails, athletic surfaces, and playground surfaces.

“This process greatly reduces our waste and gets us to a sustainable place where everyone needs to be,” said Mike Jones of EcoShred, the division of Prime Inc. that is dedicated to recycling the company’s tires. “We can now process 98% of the material that comes through.”

Tire Recycling In The United Kingdom Many Tire Recyclers Non Compliant

Used Tire News-Usedtires.com-UK’s Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) reports that a Freedom of Information request (*FOI request submitted by ‘Tyre & Rubber Recycling’ magazine) has starkly exposed levels of non-compliance by many operators claiming ‘T8 exemptions’ for their businesses.

TRA says that in 2019 inspections of almost sixty sites carried out by the Environment Agency across England revealed more than one third to be legally non-compliant. Further action in the EA, conducted in the first 8 months of 2020, showed the situation to have further worsened with almost 50% of sites visited failing to meet legal requirements.

‘This confirms all our worst fears,’ said Peter Taylor OBE, TRA Secretary General, ‘T8 exemptions were intended to offer a ‘light’ touch regulating regime under which small businesses could operate but instead it has been very widely abused as we have long argued. In very many cases this approach allowed irresponsible players to flout the Law yet enjoy levels of overhead and compliance well below those of fully permitted businesses. We are pleased that government now intends to end this gateway to poor practice.’

The Tyre Recovery Association urges all those disposing of end-of-life tyres and especially vehicle dismantlers and tyre retailers to carefully scrutinise the compliance status of those to whom they pass on their waste, their own legal Duty of Care demands it. Tyre recycling industry’s own Responsible Recycler Scheme provides just that assurance of best practice. RRS members are audited and re-certificated annually and endeavour always to maintain high standards of service and compliance.

Press release by Tyre Recovery Association.

Used Tire News-Blackcycle By Michelin Tire Recycling End Of Life For Tires


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OCTOBER 26, 2020

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According to expert opinion in the tire recycling industry, BlackCycle – the research project coordinated by Michelin – can revolutionize end-of-life tire recycling worldwide. This opinion was voiced by experts during a meeting of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) at its Tires & Rubber Committee on October 15, 2020.

There was tangible excitement at the BIR Tyres & Rubber Committee webinar on October 15 following a guest presentation on the recycling of end-of-life tires (ELTs) into secondary raw materials for tires and other product applications.

The Committee’s Chairman Max Craipeau of China-based Greencore Resources Ltd said the BlackCycle research project coordinated by major producer Michelin had the potential to “revolutionize” ELT recycling at a time when the key crumb rubber market was under severe threat. If successful, it could mean that, in five to six years from now, around half of Europe’s ELTs would be incorporated as secondary raw materials into new tires, he added.

According to Michelin, the €16-million project currently involves five research and technology organizations, seven industrial partners and an innovation cluster. Moreover, it spans activities such as tire collection, shredding and granulation, tire pyrolysis, rectification of tire pyrolysis oil into valuable materials, production of recovered carbon black.

Martin von Wolfersdorff’s calculation of the sheer size of the BlackCycle project, a tire recycling collaboration of Michelin, Orion Engineered Carbons, Pyrum Innovations AG, ALIAPUR and others. | Video of Bureau of International Recycling’s Tires & Rubber Committee online meeting: courtesy of Martin von Wolfersdorff.

Michaël Cogne of Michelin pinpointed that the aim of BlackCycle project is to address recovered carbon black and pyrolytic oil as well as “to find the best way to valorize everything to a good level of performance.”

Describing the BlackCycle project, BIR writes: “Chemical competencies would be used to refine oils to create a desirable feedstock for the manufacture of carbon black, he added.”

“With the full value chain, you have a good chance to valorize all the outputs for use in “high-value applications”, added Michaël Cogne describing the research which aims to revolutionize tire recycling and the use of recycled tire rubber and tire-derived materials.

The project is expected to be beneficial for the industry players involved in end-of-life tire management and recycling. Max Craipeau, the committee chairman, said that the key aspect of the initiative is that end-of-life tire collectors, recyclers and tire pyrolysis operators would “still have a major role to play in the industry as providers of added-value feedstock.”

According to BIR’s chairman, this is expected to apply even to small and medium-sized tire recyclers, allowing such operators to continue exploiting their present equipment.

Another Tires & Rubber Committee panelist Martin von Wolfersdorff – recovered carbon black expert and head of Wolfersdorff Consulting in Berlin – praised the BlackCycle recycling objectives as exceeding Michelin’s initial Vision 2048 goals. He estimated a recovered carbon black production of around 400,000 tons per annum and a sustainable carbon black production of some 80,000 tons per annum by 2030 if every second European tire were recycled in the BlackCycle system.

Martin von Wolfersdorff and Robert Weibold – a tire recycling and pyrolysis consulting expert from Vienna – were also impressed by the “all-star cast” gathered by Michelin, as well as by the “deep integration” of the research venture. During the event, they also actively discussed breakthrough technologies and projects to drive circular economy in the end-of-life tire recycling sector.

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Photo: courtesy of Bureau of International Recycling.

In its press release devoted to the online event, BIR pinpoints that the webinar participants acknowledged that the emergence of this potentially huge outlet for end-of-life tires was particularly well-timed given the regulatory storm clouds currently gathering over the main outlet for crumb rubber use as infill for sports pitches, a topic discussed in greater depth at the BIR Tires & Rubber Committee’s eForum in June this year. Speaking at the webinar, Mr. Craipeau expressed the fear that a ban on infill “is on its way”.

In a brief market analysis, Mr. Craipeau confirmed that the pandemic had dramatically reduced the number of vehicles on roads and therefore ELT arisings, forcing many recyclers to turn to their buffer stocks. On the demand side, COVID had curtailed the number of projects requiring crumb rubber, including the development of sports pitches.