World’s Largest Retread Pour Machine Completes UK Trials
Amerityre Corporation has announced the completion of UK validation trials for the 2,500-pounds/1,100 kilograms per minute polyurethane pour machine commissioned for its Chinese licensee Qingdao Qizhou Rubber Co. Ltd. The polyurethane pour machine will be used by Qingdao Qizhou in the production of large OTR retread tyres at its production facility in Shandong Province, China.
Amerityre commissioned polyurethane equipment supplier Cannon to build the machine. Cannon appointed its CMT Equipment Ltd. division, located in South Yorkshire, to design and fabricate the required equipment. The trials held at the end of May demonstrated the machine’s ability to mix and deliver up to 1,100 kilograms of polyurethane per minute, a rate Amerityre believes makes it the largest known polyurethane pour machine in the world. It is currently being shipped to Shandong Province in China, where Qingdao will use the machine to pour polyurethane retread material onto large rubber mining and industrial tyres.
“We are pleased to support Qingdao Qizhou in its industry-leading polyurethane retreading initiative, and offer thanks to Cannon for its assistance and expertise. We welcome the milestone represented by shipment of this impressive machine,” commented Dr. Gary N. Benninger, Amerityre’s newly appointed President.