Recently we came across an interesting article by Lex Talamo for the Shreveport Times. It deals with the problem caused by people illegally dumping old tyres across the outskirts of Shreveport and its adjoining countryside in Louisiana.
New research has been conducted into the performance and emissions of oil from recycled tyres in a 2.5 litre diesel vehicle under real-world operating conditions.
The tests were conducted on a 2017 Hyundai iLoad van, a vehicle size that is used for city deliveries and as a people mover and has an engine capacity comparable to that widely used in light commercials, SUVs and 4WDs.
The first car tyres were white, not black, as the colour comes from the carbon black that is added to the tyre during manufacture to greatly improve wear and heat dissipation.
The natural colour of rubber is an off-white and the gleaming colour of those early tyres came from zinc oxide added to the mix.
Although they did look stylish they did not have great durability. Read More
An Australian recycler with world-first recycling technology can turn old aircraft tires into bio jet fuel.
This sounds like the ultimate in the circular economy, but theoretically it can be achieved using the tire recycling process pioneered by Green Distillation Technologies, an Australian company which was awarded a bronze medal two years ago in the Edison Awards, rated as the world’s top prize for innovation. Read More
Aircraft tyres on a commercial jet are an amazing example of advanced design and manufacture. After all they have to hit the tarmac and after an initial skid accelerate to 170 miles per hour and safely support the weight of a small office building.
But after six months, or 300 landings, they need replacement.
Although some can find further use on farm equipment or backhoes, most are ground into crumbed rubber for use in playgrounds and sporting fields.
Unfortunately, there is a limit on how much can be used for these purposes. Inevitably a large percentage is burnt as furnace fuel.
It was very familiar to Australian car owners in the 50s and 60s, particularly if they had to take the tyre off the rim to repair a puncture.
A tyre with an inner tube was universal in the days when car tyres were made by the bias-ply method.
It was so called because the layers of rubberised cords were embedded in the rubber in alternating diagonal layers at a 55-degree angle to the rim.
But that technology was replaced by the radial method of tyre construction which are steel-belted with the ply cords radiating at 90-degrees to the wheel rim.
You may think an end-of-life tyre must be an old tyre and vice versa.
While that is often the case, there are some notable exceptions.
The sizes of tyres also vary considerably, which is why there is a standard measure that allows us to more easily calculate the recycling value of any end of life tyre. Read More
As you may know, we have created a world-first tyre recycling process to turn end-of-life car tyres into oil, carbon and steel.
Most people readily see the use of oil and steel. But what about the carbon?
Find out the many varied, and at times surprising uses of recycled carbon.
Press Release: The construction of the world’s first extra-large tyre recycling plant will start soon with the preparation of conceptual drawings due to be completed shortly, to be closely followed by the commissioning of final drawings and the commencement of construction of the recycling processing plant in Perth, Western Australia expected by February 2018.
The venture is a collaboration between the Tytec Group and Green Distillation Technologies, a global award winning tyre recycling technology company. They have jointly established Perth based Tytec Recycling Pty Ltd to undertake economic green recycling of large tyres, referred to as OTR or off the road tyres which are classified as those with rim sizes ranging from 25 to 63 inches.
GDT joins the organisation that is setting the international standard for carbon
Tyre recycler Green Distillation Technologies has joined the prestigious ASTM International, an organisation that sets international standards for materials and is currently working on setting a standard for carbon derived from recycled sources.
Originally founded in 1898 as the American Section of the International Society of Testing Materials it grew out of the need to set a standard for the steel in railway lines after frequent rail breaks began affecting public confidence in the railway industry.
As well as the original office in Pennsylvania, today it has branches in Washington DC, Belgium, Canada, China and Peru and has set the standard for more than 12,500 materials. Read More