Tyre wire is used in the production of new tyres, giving the necessary strength to withstand bumps, heat and other hazardous conditions. Thus the quality of the steel needed has to ensure the tyre is safe, tyre manufacturers know this, and therefore they never compromise on the quality of the steel. Consequently reclaimed tyre wire is of a very high quality and conforms to well know standards such as the German "Stahlschrottpreise index Sorte 2".
After extracting the steel from the old tyres a treatment of the steel is carried out which makes it very clean and therefore extremely suitable for re smelting. The steel fraction is then compressed to a density of approximately 800 kg/m3 compared to the standard 300 kg/m3, enabling better storage and cheaper transport and handling.
|ISRI Code||Grade||Description and contamination level|
Pulled bead wire (Truck).Not chopped; made up of loops of wire.
|272||Grade 1.||Less than five percent (<5%) rubber/fiber.|
|273||Grade 2.||Five to ten percent (5-10%) rubber/fiber.|
|274||Grade 3.||Greater than ten percent (>10%) rubber/fiber.|
Pulled bead wire (Passenger). Not chopped; made up of loops of wire.
|275||Grade 1.||Less than five percent (<5%) rubber/fiber.|
|276||Grade 2.||Five to ten % percent (5-10%) rubber/fiber.|
|277||Grade 3.||Great than ten percent (>10%) rubber/fiber.|
Processed tire wire (Ferrous) Chopped.
|278||Grade 1.||Less than two percent (<2%) rubber/fiber.|
|279||Grade 2.||Less than five percent (<5%) rubber/fiber.|
|280||Grade 3.||Five to ten percent (5-10%) rubber/fiber.|
|281||Grade 4.||Ten to twenty percent (10-20%) rubber/fibre|
|282||Grade 5.||Greater than twenty percent (>20%) rubber/fibre|
The textile element of a recycled tyre accounts for 14% of the output from the processing plant.
Typical uses are: Prodcution of energy in cement and lime works.
Sound and Thermal insulation, New building products are being developed to utilise this beneficial insulation properties.This will allow for much more environmental and economical benefits.