Shredded tires are produced from discarded tires by using shredding machine, from which steel and tire cords are removed. Actually, you can find shredded tire chips in various sizes. Some businesses sell the shredded tires directly. While some further process the shredded tires into oil with a pyrolysis plant. Let’s see the wide applications of shredded tires.
1. Construction Materials
Some construction companies use shredder tires in civil engineering applications such as sub-grade insulation for roads, sub-grade fill and embankments, landfill projects, back-fill for walls and bridge abutments, and septic system drain fields. A report in 2003 shows that 56 million tires were used in civil engineering projects.
2. Rubberized Asphalt
Crumb rubber can fix with asphalt concrete (with less than 15%) to make rubberized asphalt. The asphalt with rubber crumb is more resilient and flexible to reduce skid resistance and improve performance.
3. Material for Making Playgrounds
Shredded tires are great for playgrounds, racetracks, and garden beds. It is very tough, soft, wear and tear. Also, you can find rubber chippings as an ingredient in rubber mats, watertight coatings, roofing materials. More than that, shredded tire chips are also materials for manufacturing new tires.
4. Raw Material for Pyrolysis
Small-sized tire chips can improve the real processing capacity. For example, if you use a continuous pyrolysis plant with an automatic feeder, you have to cut the tires into small pieces because of the special design of the feed inlet. Also, shredder tires will shorten the pyrolysis time to improve working efficiency. In general, the recommended size of shredder tires is between 5 to 20 mm. Beston Machinery will equip the tire shredding machine according to your needs.
Through the pyrolysis process, you can get steel wire (8-15%), carbon black (30-35%), pyrolysis oil (35-45%) and combustible gas (8-15%). All these products are of great demand on the market. That’s why tyre pyrolysis plant is very popular among investors. If you are interested in the business, welcome to contact us!