‘Flat-pack’ tyre recycler launched
UK firm Symphony Recycling Technologies says it has released a semi-automatic tyre cutter that is small enough to be used by neighbourhood garages and can completely scrap a tyre in 60 seconds. The SymTyre-S300 is aimed at businesses wishing to flat-pack end of life tyres for easier and more cost effective storage and transportation.
According to Symphony Recycling Technologies, the introduction of the SymTyre-S300 represents the first use of a technology that allows tyres to be cut into three parts – the two sidewalls and the tread – in one process. It then makes a transverse cut of the tread, turning it into a strip of rubber. When the tyre has been dismantled, the components can be loaded into a specially designed cage or ‘stillage’.
Symphony says it believes the SymTyre-S300 will allow more control over the way scrap tyres are disposed of and should reduce illegal tyre-dumping, and opportunities for organised crime in the scrap-tyre trade. The company intends to offer a collection service for the flat-packed tyres from garages and tyre depots. The SymTyre-S300 unit will be available on a sale or rental basis.