Major cities all over the world face the problem of disposal of waste tyres. The annual stockfile of the world is estimated to be 1200 million tyres, weighing 11.33 million tons.
These waste tyres can be recycled with the latest air turbine refrigeration technology, which is highly cost-effective when compared to cryo-grinding.
Scrap tyres are split into the following products in the process of manufacture-
The technology is from China. Standard plant capacities are 10,000 tons, 20,000 tons and 30,000 tons per year.
1. Crumb rubber of 10 - 200 mesh, which is mainly used for mixing with Bitumen to the extent of 10 –12% to make rubberized roads, which have better resistance to cracking and creeping. Other uses of crumb rubber includes tyre re-treading, sports tracks, carpet backing and rubber mats. They are sold @ Rs. 12-20 per kg.
2. Steel cords, which are used for making springs for mattresses or sold as scrap. The present market price is Rs. 10 –12 per kg.
3. Nylon cords, which are used in non-woven geo-textiles, mainly in TV and Computer areas. New applications are to make nylon filament
Cost of tyre recycling plants –
|Plant capacity||Basic cost of the |
|Total Project cost|
|10,000 tons per year||1.00 million||1.75 million|
|20,000 tons per year||1.60 million||2.50 million|
|30,000 tons per year||1.90 million||3.00 million|
India & China have huge markets for crumb rubber, steel cords and nylon cords. On the other hand, shredded tyres are available in large quantities from Gulf, Europe and America @ Rs. 2 – 3 per Kg. The pay-back period on the entire investment is less than 3 years.
For more details, please contact –
Goodrich Sugar & Chemical Complex Limited
No. 16, 2nd Main, 2nd Cross,
AECS Layout 3rd Stage,
Sanjaynagar, Bangalore – 560 094,
|Ph: 0091 - 80 – 23411400|
Fax: 0091 - 80 – 23410388