Crumb rubber is a term usually applied to recycled rubber from automotive and truck scrap tires. There are two major technologies for producing crumb rubber – ambient mechanical grinding and cryogenic grinding. Of the two processes, cryogenic process is more expensive but it produces smoother and smaller crumbs.
Waste tyre recycling technology is very cost effective and performs 100% wastage tyre recycling (No churn left after the process). In this process no chemical ingredients are used, therefore it is environment friendly. Raw material (scrap tyre) is cheap and easily available, Generate economically valuable products out of waste tyres and products have good market value and demand. Also each recycled ton of tyres preserves 10 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) that is a major greenhouse gas.
Features of Tire Recycling Plant:
1. Compact structure, small floor area, easy maintenance.
2. Low energy consumption, low operating cost.
3. Easy operation, stable performance.
4. Large capacity, high working efficiency.
5. High automatic control, reducing labor cost.
6. Long service life, low rate of breakdown.
7. Eco-friendly. No sewage and waste gas discharge.
There is a rapid market increase of rubber powder in India. Demand of rubber powder in India is increased by 5%-8%. There is fair scope of this product. Every year over 1.6 billion new tires are generated and around 1 billion of waste tires are generated. However, the recycling industry processed only 100 million tires every year. The tire is extensively designed with several complex processes which makes it indestructible in nature and creates difficulty in the recycling of tires.
Furthermore, the growing implementation of crumb rubber generated from scrap tires is supporting the growth of the tire recycling market. In 2016, over 30% of crumb rubber used on sports fields and 25% of crumb rubber used as playground surfacing which is expected to create a significant disruption of the tire recycling market. Application of rubberized asphalt for the construction of pavements is also generating a pool of opportunities for tire recyclers and is expected to fuel the growth of the tire recycling market in the near future.
Few Indian Major Players
1. Apcotex Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.
2. Elgi Rubber Products Ltd.
3. Rubber Products Intl. (India) Ltd.
4. Rubber Products Ltd.
5. Tinna Rubber & Infrastructure Ltd.