Topic of the Month

New approaches in the recycling of old tyres

Tonnes of old truck tires, Fa. MRH Mülsen. Photo: Stefan Hoyer

The reactor grinds the elastomeric residues. Dr. Stefan Hoyer, a research associate at the Institut für Strukturleichtbau of the Chemnitz University of Technology, examines the fine flour. Photo: Hendrik Schmidt

Granules from truck tires 2-5 mm (left) and rubber mill recyclate ≤ 800 μm (right) produced therefrom in the hot-melt extruder. Photo: Stefan Hoyer

Rubber rubber, made from old tires. Photo: Stefan Hoyer

The Reactruder: Machine for the sorting-pure hot grinding of technical elastomers. Photo: Stefan Hoyer

Reactors: Technological plant of the Fraunhofer IWU Chemnitz. Photo: Stefan Hoyer

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