rubber tire recycling
When was the last time you bought a drink in a plastic bottle at the gas station? Chances are, you threw out that bottle when you were done without even a second thought. That’s what most of us do. However, all plastics and tires can be easily recycled and there are serious environmental consequences if we don’t begin recycling it. Here are a few reasons why you should consider Delamo’s GREEN CLEAN tools made from recycled material:
Making new plastic requires significant amounts of fossil fuels. Recycling plastic saves energy.
- Plastic is easy to recycle – although few people do it.
- Plastic and tires take up lots of space in landfills.
- Incinerating plastic and tires contributes to greenhouse gases and releases harmful chemicals.
- Plastic and tires takes 500-1000 years to degrade.
We say enough is enough; it is time to “Preserve Our Resources!”
Tire recycling or rubber recycling is the process of recycling vehicles' tires that are no longer suitable for use on vehicles due to wear or irreparable damage (such as punctures). These tires are among the largest and most problematic sources of waste, due to the large volume produced and their durability. Those same characteristics, which make waste tires such a problem, also make them one of the most re-used waste materials, as the rubber is very resilient and can be reused in other products. Approximately, one tire is discarded per person per year. Material recovered from waste tires, known as "crumb," is generally only a cheap "filler" material and is rarely used in high volumes until Delamo GREEN CLEAN products arrived.
Delamo’s GREEN CLEAN products is our solution to help the environment and the Earth. They are made from a specially formulated material using a proprietary process that recycles tires and plastics. This process saves energy, minimizes greenhouse gasses during manufacturing and eliminates old tires and plastics from being added to landfills. While cleaning your own space with Green Clean tools, you are helping preserve our environment for future generations.
The method for recycling used tires is a technique which heats whole or shredded tires in a reactor vessel containing an oxygen free atmosphere and a heat source. In the reactor the rubber is softened after which the rubber polymers continuously breakdown into smaller molecules. These smaller molecules eventually vaporize and exit from the reactor. These vapors can be burned directly to produce power or condensed into an oily type liquid, generally used as a fuel. Some molecules are too small to condense. They remain as a gas which can be burned as fuel. The minerals that were part of the tire, about 40% by weight, are removed as a solid. When performed well a tire recycle process is a very clean operation and has nearly no emissions or waste.
The properties of the gas, liquid and solid output are determined by the type of feed stock used and the process conditions. For instance whole tires contain fibers and steel. Shredded tires have most of the steel and sometimes most of the fiber removed. Processes can be either batch or continuous. The energy required to drive the decomposition of the rubber include using directly fired fuel (like a gas oven), electrical induction (like an electrically heated oven) or by microwaves (like a microwave oven). Sometimes a catalyst is used to accelerate the decomposition. Delamo Manufacturing is utilizing the latest technologies and techniques to produce the highest quality recovered polymers in an environmentally sound and cost efficient method.