Story of rubber granules and tires recycling
Improper disposal of tires is a growing threat to the environment. It not only makes the environment unappealing visually, it also degrades the ecosystem. For this reason, serious action
needs to be
taken for proper discarding and recycling of car tires..
Tires are made with rubber granules, a difficult material to burn for recycling and reuse. The rubber granules undergoes a procedure called vulcanization. It is this process that gives it its typical flexible, springy traits. The technique of vulcanization of rubber granules is a curing method where Sulphur is added to rubber granules, creating tougher bonds among rubber polymers. For this reason, car tires need to be dissembled mechanically.
The process begins with robust machines shredding entire car tires into strips. The rubber granules strips are then set in pulverizing machines, which utilize rotors to further the shredding process while stripping off steel fibers from among the rubber. Some procedures make use of powerful magnets to remove other metals from the rubber substance..
The shreds then end up into granulators once most of the steel and other metals are removed. Depending on the type of consistency required by the consumer industry of the remains of the tires, the rubber granules is then ground into various sizes of granules, which are used in various consumer industries for different purposes.