BANREC develops worldwide unique turnkey plants for cradle-to-cradle recycling of End-of-Life Tyres.
Our proven technological process guarantees state of the art tyre recycling, which results in a unique cradle-to-cradle solution of an entire waste stream. ELTs are a rich source of high-quality raw materials that are just waiting to be recycled and get a new life in a new end product.
An estimated 13.5 million tonnes of tyres reach the end of their lives every year (End-of-Life Tyres: ELTs). This figure includes all kinds of tyres from passenger car tyres to truck tyres and the giant tractor and earth moving tyres.
The number of ELTs has been growing steadily and this trend is expected to continue in the future especially in the new economies. All over the world local and national efforts are being made by governmental authorities, the tyre industry, and individual manufacturers to manage ELTs, and good progress is being made. Even so in many areas there is still much to be done.
A standard BANREC recycling facility is a fully automated, mechanical granulation process.
It offers the best available technology and has been developed continuously with a strong focus on topics like reduction of energy, optimisation of through-put, purification of output fractions and reduction of maintenance costs.
There are different sizes of standard BANREC facilities available. All standard facilities, whatever the size, can process all kinds of ELTs from passenger car tyres to very large earth moving tyres. For every standard facility it is possible to add a powder and de-vulcanization plant.
A powder and de-vulcanization facility uses rubber granulates from a standard facility.
Consequently, only the very best rubber, steel and fibres are used in tyre production.
During the lifetime of a tyre, only a fraction of these high quality raw materials are used up. There is still a great deal left when the customer leaves a set of worn tyres at the repair shop. They are called end-of-life tyres (ELTs) or scrap tyres, but they are not scrap! They could be a rich source of high quality raw materials, only waiting to be recycled and used again.
Using BANREC technology the output distribution will depend on the tyre input, and whether it’s a mix of ELTs, only passenger car tyres or solely larger commercial tyres.