As the world embraces environment friendliness more and more, recycling is becoming a key aspect of businesses and systems everywhere, not only as a means of reducing waste, but also as a way of cutting down on costs, both in production as well as disposal. One of the most notably recycled automotive items are tyres, which good for stores that have excess stocks of their cheap tyres in Brisbane, as this means that their unsold goods don’t need to gather dust somewhere.
To that end, the world’s first recycling plant dedicated to handling extra-large tyres, such as those used on colossal mining dump trucks will be opening in Western Australia, near the city of Perth in the year 2018.
This new facility is a joint venture between the Tytec Group and Green Distillation Technologies, the latter being a global level tyre recycling company with several awards to its name. The two worked together to establish the Perth-based Tytec Recycling Pty Ltd., which will then undertake the task of economically recycling large OTR (off the road) tyres. OTR tyres are tyres which have rims sizes which range from 23 inches, all the way up to 63, and are used on the large, mining dump trucks which have become more and more common in the country.
GDT has developed technology that is capable of recycling even the larger end-of-life tyres into oil, carbon and steel, a first for both Australia and the world. The new process is dubbed, ‘destructive distillation’ and will be the core of the new facility, which will recycle every bit of the tyres, not merely cut or crumb the rubber.
Tytec Logistics will handle the transporting of OTR tyres to the new site, seeing as they hold 75% of Australia’s OTR logistics market, on top of also providing storage services for extra large tires.
This new facility will be located in the Tytec branch at the suburb of Welshpool, and will have a capacity of 5 kilotonnes of OTR tyres, which amount to about 2M litres of oil, 2 kilotonnesof carbon and 1 kilotonne of steel.