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Nov 19, 2018

Rubber is one of the most versatile compounds for recycling and re-use in tires, rubber components and raw polymers. Rubber recycling can take a multitude of off spec products, end of life products or just plain scrap and turn them into new viable and usable components for both industrial and consumer applications. Of the many materials being recycled today, rubber is perhaps second only to plastic in its ability to be recycled and re-used.


Rubber is not easy to degradation in the environment. Which is one reason it needs to be recycled. If landfilled, rubber will remain rather intact for years, and depending on the compound, decades. It may lose oils in the process and become dried out but even then, it can still be reclaimed by blending with other compounds to form items such as flooring, automotive parts, tiles, playground mats. Even to filler to replace gravel in asphalts.


From an industrial position, rubber recycling makes better business sense. That bale of raw polymer used to make a multitude of other products is a high dollar compound. Scrapping it out just because it is off spec makes no economic sense when a simple grinding back down of the raw polymer and re-blending the materials can save thousands of dollars throughout the course of a year of production.


Rubber recycling today is taking new approaches to end usages of rubber. From fuel sources for boilers and power plants, to in house reclamation of product previously set for the scrap heap. The value and possibilities in the recycling of rubber are vast. And the value of the rubber compounds are far too great to throw on the side of the road or bury in a landfill.


Contact us to help you determine the best equipment and resource for taking your rejected rubber components or compounds and turning it into a new revenue stream from a recycled product.