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Sustainable Moulding of Articles from Recycled Tyres

Objective

End of Life Tyres represent both a waste problem and a resource opportunity, for both the society and the large recycling trade community. Even though tyres are 100 % recyclable and their chemical and physical properties make them an outstandingly valuable resource, still energy recovery and land filling constitute the greatest share of destination. The tyre recycling sector is constituted by large communities of SMEs which is in a compelling need of exploiting ELT resource and seeking for an innovative and decisive solution to increase the competitiveness of tyres recycling when compared to energy recovery. SMART participant SME-AGs strongly believe that the starting point, upon which it is necessary to build the future of tyre recycling is unquestionably to focus on totally eliminating the pricy resins usually integrated in the moulding process and serving as rubber fragmented parts binders, and to achieve recyclable products with mechanical properties comparable to primary rubber products, at least for what concerns the performance to compression. Strategic value statement of SMART project is to increase the competitiveness of tyres rubber recycling and enlarge the target application products in new industrial sectors, making it more economically, energetically and environmentally convenient with respect to energy recovery, while providing a viable and clean solution to completely substitute and recovery land filling. Hence, SMART technological objectives are to realise innovative recycled rubber products in high added value sectors (sport, transport and industry) with specifically produced machine, by means of exhausted tyres’ grinding without the addition of any linking agent or virgin rubber. The product will be fully further recyclable, being no additive in it. A prudential estimate of the savings coming from the cost reduction itself, without any increase of the output, can be estimated in 20 Million € per year.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/waste treatment processes/recycling

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

Coordinator

EUROPEAN TYRE RECYCLERS ASSOCIATION
Address
Place De La Cathedrale 29
67000 Strasbourg
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 436 787,67
Administrative Contact
Ettore Musacchi (Dr.)

Participants (9)

MEDNARODNO ZDRUZENJE UPRAVLJAVCEV INFRASTRUKTURE ZA SPORT IN PROSTI CAS
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 34 490,11
Address
Partizanska Cesta 35
4000 Kranj
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jože Jenšterle (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 7 680
Address
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Massimo Marinelli (Prof.)
LABOR SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 7 680
Address
Via Della Scrofa 117
00186 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Valerio Grosso (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUTT AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 17 080
Address
Kabelgaten 2
N-0580 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Asbjorn Rune Ousland (Mr.)
ADRIATICA RICICLAGGIO E AMBIENTE ABRUZZO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 379 005,79
Address
Via G. Mazzini 34
67027 Raiano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ettore Musacchi (Dr.)
GUMIIMPEX GUMI RECIKLAZA I PROIZVODNJA DD
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 184 966,76
Address
Mihovila Pavleka Miskine 64C
42000 Varazdin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Stadaas (Mr.)
ZAKLAD BADAWCZO-PRODUKCYJNY TEBAMIX SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 151 654,86
Address
Ul. 1 Go Maja 100
32 340 Wolbrom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wieslaw Wasniowski (Mr.)
THE BRITISH PLASTICS FEDERATION LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 305 990,05
Address
Rivington Street 6 Bath Place
EC2A 3JE London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alan Davey (Mr.)
NORSK DEKKRETUR AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 446 764,76
Address
Stasjonsvej 59
1940 Bjorkelangen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hroar Braathen (Mr.)