China outlines five key technologies for waste tyre recovery

ERJ staff report (DS)

Beijing – in 2010 China generated around 233 million scrap tyres weighing around 8.6 million tonnes. The country is developing technologies to recycle the rubber and other materials available in these tyres through five key technologies.

These include use of crumbed rubber in asphalt; ultra-fine grinding (to 80-200 mesh) which permits recovery of textile fibres; Pyrolysis; high-temperature de-vulcanisation and the development of technical specifctions and standards.

A long report on the CRIA website outlines the development stage of each of these technologies.

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