Rubber Recycling – It Isn’t Just About Tires

Whether you’re speaking of tires, rubber components, raw polymers or engineered synthetics, rubber is one of the most versatile compounds for recycling and re-use. 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 Recycling

Why? Primarily because rubber is not very prone to degradation in the environment. Which alone 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, new automotive parts, tiles, playground mats and a host of other diverse applications. 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. For machinery options, see the rubber recycling machines manufactured by Jordan Reduction Solutions.

Tire Recycling

And what about the tire… Sure, there is no more tread left on it. But there still remains a high percentage of good, viable rubber. Landfilling a tire takes up space and can take decades to break down. But that tire that no longer has tread and is unfit to run on the road can be shred down to make fuel for boilers, ground down to make mulch for playgrounds and a vast array of other applications in reclaiming not only the rubber, but the steel inside. There is not a single rubber product or compound that does not lend itself to some form of recycling. See the recycling machines capable of processing tires for rubber recycling, manufactured by Jordan Reduction Solutions.

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.

At Jordan Reduction Solutions, we have spent years developing equipment specifically designed to take rubber components and polymers in various shapes and forms and rendering them into a condition where those products can take on a new life as a new component – whether for home or industry. Contact us today and let us 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.