Tyre and Rubber Recycling: Why It Matters and How Fernite of Sheffield Can Help.
Tyres and rubber products are a part of modern life, used in everything from vehicles and machinery to footwear and household items.
However, these products have a significant environmental impact when they’re disposed of improperly. Tyres and rubber products take hundreds of years to break down in landfills, releasing harmful chemicals and pollutants into the environment. That’s why tyre and rubber recycling is so important.
Fernite of Sheffield is an ISO 9001 accredited UK-based manufacturer that specializes in producing high-quality blades and shredder blocks for the tyre recycling industry.
What is Tyre and Rubber Recycling?
Tyre and rubber recycling involves collecting, processing, and repurposing used tyres and rubber products. There are several ways to recycle these materials, including:
1. Mechanical recycling: This involves grinding up used tyres and rubber products into small
pieces, which can then be used as raw materials for new products.
2. Pyrolysis: This process involves heating used tyres and rubber products in the absence of
oxygen to break them down into their constituent components, such as oil, gas, and carbon
3. Devulcanisation: This process involves breaking the chemical bonds that give rubber its
elasticity, making it possible to reuse the rubber in new products.
Some of our most most popular blades we currently supply into the tyre and rubber industries include:
- Belt cut-off blades
- Bias cutters
- Butchers knives
- Calendar blades
- Flexible skiver blades
- Guillotine blades
- Hand knives
- Mill blades
- Pin vent trimmers
- Shear blades
- Slabber knives
- Slitter blades
- Spadone blades
- Taper point
- V-trim blades
Fernite of Sheffield’s Role in the Tyre and Rubber Recycling Industry:
Fernite of Sheffield specialises in manufacturing high-quality blades and shredder blocks for the tyre recycling industry, together with an industry leading nationwide blade and shredder regrinding service.. These products are essential for the mechanical recycling process, as they help to shred used tyres and rubber products into small pieces that can be processed into new materials.
Fernite of Sheffield’s blades and shredder blocks are made from high-quality, durable materials that can withstand the harsh conditions of the rubber tyre recycling process. They are designed to deliver optimal performance and long service life, ensuring that the recycling process is as efficient and effective as possible.
Benefits of Tyre and Rubber Recycling:
1. Environmental benefits: Recycling used tyres and rubber products reduces the amount of
waste that ends up in landfills, preventing harmful chemicals and pollutants from leaching
into the soil and water.
2. Economic benefits: Recycling tyres and rubber products creates jobs in the recycling industry
and reduces the need for raw materials, which can help lower production costs.
3. Energy benefits: Recycling tyres and rubber products requires less energy than producing
new products from raw materials, which can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
4. Health benefits: Improperly disposed of tyres and rubber products can create breeding grounds for mosquitoes and other disease-carrying
insects, which can pose a health risk to humans and animals.
Tyre and rubber recycling is a vitally important part of the effort to reduce waste and protect the environment. By recycling used tyres and rubber products, it’s possible to create new products, reduce pollution, and save energy. Fernite of Sheffield’s high-quality tyre cutting blades, blade sharpening and tyre shredder blocks are an essential component of the tyre recycling process, ensuring that the process is as efficient as possible.
Working in partnership with us, we can all make a difference for our planet and our future.
If you ‘d like to have a conversation, please get in touch with our resident expert, Gary Coughlan.