Recyclatech Researches Using Microbiology in Tyre Devulcanisation
The Recycling Commercialisation Centre has awarded funding to Scottish tyre recycling company, Recyclatech, to further develop a technique designed to make rubber easily bondable with natural or synthetic rubber. According to a Plastics & Rubber Weekly report, the rubber can then be reused in car tyres and products such as basic underlay for carpets, soundproofing materials for apartments and Wellington boots. Furthermore, Recyclatech’s process is said to be ideal for disposing of waste tyres. In this process worn out tyres are crumbed into small particles, which are then put through the microbiological technique.
According to the report the firm is currently seeking investment of £5 million – £10 million to build a plant in an as yet undecided place.
The Recycling Commercialisation is managed by Imperial Innovations on behalf of the Waste & Resources Action Programme.