In the Eldan Tyre Recycling System you will be able to process whole car and truck tyres including mining tyre, super singels, earth mover tyres, OTR etc.
The Eldan system is a "multi-size" system, which means that the output size easily can be changed my merely changing the screens (i.e. larger or smaller holes). By production of rubber granulate, flexibility is an very important factor since the market demands of various fraction sizes will vary.
Tyre shreds (approx. 50-300 mm).
Shreds are the largest of the output material. The tyres are chopped down to shreds with size of 50-300 mm in the Eldan Super Chopper. Shreds are for example an useful size when transporting used tyres as they need less space, and thereby the transporting costs are reduced.
Tyre chips (down to approx. 12 mm).
Processing whole car tyre or pre-chopped tyres in the Eldan Multi Purpose Rasper chips (down to 12 mm) can be produced. At this stage it will also be possible to remove up to 98% of the liberated steel. The chips can be used for TDF (Tyre Derived Fuel) which is a fuel used for heat plants and cement owns or for “equestrian” (i.e. rubber mixed with sand or sawdust used in the horse industry as ground in the stable or at the tracks). Equestrian protects the legs of the horses and is a big industry in for example UK.
Rubber granulate (depend on requirements).
The fine granulation is a two stage operation which is primarily used for liberating and removing as much textile as possible from the rubber granulates. This keeps the capacity high since the textile otherwise will block the screens and thereby reduce the capacity. After the fine granulation and separation of steel and textile a rubber granulate with a purity of up to 99.9% can be ensured. The final size distribution depends upon the customer’s specific requirements - e.g. 0.8 to 1.6 mm or 1.6 to 3.2 mm. The rubber granulate can as an example be used in production of rubber mat and moulded products. It is also used in sports fields and artificial turfs in for example soccer, golf and athletic tracks.
Rubber powder (10 to 50 Mesh).
With the above mentioned granulate from the Eldan tyre recycling plants, powder with sizes ranging from 10 to 50 Mesh can be produced in the Eldan Powder Plant. Mesh is the number of openings per linear inch of a screen (i.e. the higher number, the smaller particles. The powder from the Eldan Powder Plant comply with ASTM D 5603-96. The powder is for example used in the asphalt industry for “Rubber Paved Asphalt”. There has been some major projects with this in for example USA and Sweden.
The liberated steel from tyre recycling can be further cleaned into a steel fraction which is 99% free from foreign material like textile and rubber, and with a heavy weight density of >700 kg/m3. The largest European steel works regularly use recycled, and further cleaned steel produced from Eldan tyre recycling plants. The steel fraction can be further cleaned through the Eldan Steel Cleaning Systems: link.
The textile liberated during the tyre recycling process has for a long time been considered a “useless” bi-product which could be purchased or merely picked up from tyre recyclers. It is not as often reused as the rubber granulate or steel, but it can still be used for various purposes. The liberated textile has a very high effective burning value, since it consist of nylon and rubber powder. It can therefore be mixed with other materials in order to increase that material’s effective burning value. As an example - the cement industry mix the textile with alternative fuel with lower effective burning value (e.g. wood, carton, paper, plastic). Some cement plants also use it for cleaning out the sludge from the rotation owns, since the temperature while burning, cause the sludge to burn; hence the own does not have to be closed down for manual cleaning. Finally, the textile can be used as noise insulation and to reduce vibration in industrial plants.