ERJ staff report (DS)
Valencia, Spain - A joint research project into uses for scrap tyres has developed an effective traffic bollard. The Technological Institute of Plastics (AIMPLAS) and the Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia (IBV) have developed a recycled rubber bollard for the European project ECO-RUBBER. The bollard is designed for permanent fixture as part of street furniture, to prevent access to pedestrian areas, for example.
This project, carried out with the company Valladolid Berle and Recipneu-Tyre Recycling National Enterprise of Sines (Portugal), has created an environmentally- friendly manufacturing process and a product which improves road safety compared to conventional steel bollards.
The bollard is around 1 metre high and 30cm in diameter. Eco-Rubber has produced a video of the bollard in action.
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Press release from Eco-Rubber
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