Waste car Tyres are being looked at by the EU Investigating Covering Roads With … Car Tyre Rubber

Waste car Tyres

Experimental road surface in Poland

The European Union is spending €4.5 million on an experiment to turn Waste car tyres into an elastic material that can be put on road surfaces – particularly motorways – to reduce traffic noise, in an experiment that has, so far, hardly scratched the…


This idea is not new  but if implemented would use great amounts of our waste tyres.

Waste car tyre may be a problem of the future?

It could be possible that the waste car tyres  problem is resolved in our lifetimes, (I hope). I reported that waste tyre crumbs were being mixed with tarmac to improve the noise levels of the road surface as well as helping with general waste tyres problem.

Now we have some good news coming out of a European Union funded project called “PERSUADE”. The project kicked off in September 2009, and looks to me as though it is a different of substance to the mixture of tarmac with the rubber crumbs.

The new type of material that is made from waste car tyres is being tested for its compatibility with other road surfaces such as tarmac and concrete, in a bid to reduce road noise. The new type of road material was invented in Sweden as far back as the 1970’s and is made of waste car tyres, that are shredded into granules, which are then covered with a synthetic resin, this is then mixed with stone chippings and chemicals that help the final product give a suitable grip to the traffic that drive on the surface.

The difference between this and normal tarmac as we know it ,is the fact that the mix does not contain bitumen, the Bitumen Products as we know comes from oil and oil waste and is not environmentally friendly more reading… http://www.eurobitume.eu/bitumen/what-bitumen

Persuade were given a budget of 4.5 Million Euros, which includes many different countries and work by several universities as well as companies with similar interests to the project.

I must admit that this project came as a surprise to me and I did not realise that such projects were in operation and I have to admit that I am pleasantly surprised that one day the tyre industry will not have to pay for tyre removal and old tyres will be of good use.

After several test tracks a full scale one was built in three EU countries Poland, Belgium and Sweden. These were built with an up to date mixture of the waste car tyres and other

Waste car Tyres

Another test track in Sweden

ingredients. This was in 2014 and up to now  has proved successful with favorable road noise results, but the trials will be ongoing and take into account the winter performance, skid resistance, durability and of course the road noise.

I know that other people in the tyre industry will be very pleased and even excited about these events, and I hope that the news will be as pleasing to them as it was to me, for more information about persuade… http://persuade.fehrl.org/

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Continental Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship. As an update i have found out that the rubber and asphalt mix is approved and used in Canada check out this link…http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/tires/RAC/

Waste Tyre Uses- there are many uses of scrap tyre now including these great planters.

Waste Tyre Uses

Waste Tyre Uses

Waste Tyres Uses put to good use as planters

Waste Tyre Uses are in all our interests and are just part of the problem of recycling all our waste. During recent times we have started to solve the problem of mass disposal of our scrap tyres and they are now turned into many useful items, such as tarmac chipping where the small pieces of rubber are shredded and them added to tarmac to give a quieter road surface. The other big use is that they are used to power cement kilns and are specially heated to dry out the liquid cement in large kilns. The kilns are designed not to emit any smoke into the atmosphere, making this a very green process.   

Waste Tyre Uses

Waste Tyre Uses

The thing that I am pleased with is the millions of ways that ordinary people have found ways to use Waste Tyre Uses to make different items. Some make clothing and jewelry, but the main items are made into garden objects and I think that they look really good. I am starting to show some of these ideas on my blog and hope to inspire people to use a few old waste tyres into making similar things.

Waste Tyres Uses-Collected from any tyre depot for free

Waste Tyre Uses

Waste Tyre Uses

scrap ones to be used as planters can be got from any tyre company in their area, here in Halifax UK we are only too pleased to help anyone out with some old ones.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.


Micro Wave Technology-“Massive Breakthrough” New System for Breaking Down”WASTE TYRES”

Post updated  20/3/2014

Environmental Waste International INC Micro Wave Technology waste tyres

A huge breakthrough from a Canadian Waste Tyres  company will become a further step forward towards the total problem of waste tyres.

The company uses Micro wave technology to break down the different components that make up a tyre. The process pulls apart the molecular construction of tyre by using Micro Wave Technology which turn the tyres back to the original components, these are steel chords and belts, oil (a large component of a tyre) carbon black and other hydrocarbons

The president of EWI said,”The components you get out of it, the carbon black and the oil, are very high quality.” The company are making the Micro Wave Technology processing machines to sell all over the World and are targeting companies in South Africa,South America,Asia and Europe.

 Micro Wave Technology

Scrap tyres dumped like this may soon be a thing of the past due to Micro Wave technology

The Micro Wave Technology has taken over 20 years to develop with an investment of over $40 million, a further $8 million has been invested in a new plant near Ontario (Canada), which will be expected to process over 300,000 waste tyres per- annum,and will be run by only 15 members of staff.

This plant will be the only re-cycling waste tyre plant in the World to see a full waste tyre going and coming out at the other end as a by-product, this will be a great step in the right direction and lets hope that the machine and plant will be bought by a British company and used here to help solve the problem of waste tyres.

The normal way of processing waste tyres is to turn them into rubber crumbs and they are then turned into other products such as rubber floor tiles and playground materials, but the new method eliminates this process saving up to $3 a tyre in the processing cost.

Waste tyres have always been a problem

This new Micro Wave Technology waste tyre processing system looks a winner to me, and it shows the great move forward that we are making to solve the huge problem of waste tyres. The last article I wrote was about the use of waste tyres for making tarmac on road construction and I thought that that was pretty awesome, but this new system from Canada will be mind blowing and go a long way in re-processing waste tyres, perhaps we will be lucky enough to see the end of piles of scrap tyres cluttering the countryside and tyre dumping in our towns.

Article written by Eric Roberts...www.pellonautocentre.com

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a garage and MOT testing centre, here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.


Waste Tyres Plus Hurricanes- Could be used in “Hurricane Defenses” ?

Waste Tyres Plus Hurricanes;British scientists come up with a waste tyres solution

 When the Waste Tyre Collection  problem first raised its ugly head, many of our top scientists were banging their heads together, to look for solutions to the problem of waste tyres and

Waste Tyres Plus Hurricanes

Waste Tyres Plus Hurricanes;Many other uses can be found for your old tyres including these tyre planters.Free Tyre Disposal UK

new technologies to try and solve the problem of processing them, were designed and built.

These included many different types of tyre shredding machines, that stripped out the steel belts in old tyre in order to re-use it and the shredding of the old tyre carcass into small particles to use in many applications such as additives to tarmac for play and road surfaces and many other uses for the Scrap Tyre Disposal.

One of the suggested uses was to weave the tyres out at sea to break down the wave action that pounded away at our coast lines. Here in the UK we were having bad problems on our East coast with miles of coastline eroded away into the North sea a many perfectly good homes were washed

Waste Tyres Plus Hurricanes

Waste Tyres Plus Hurricanes;Tyre piles like this could soon be protecting the USA against Hurricanes ?

away in strong Easterly wind whipping up the sea and eroding the coastline, similar ,but not as severe as the hurricane (Hurricane Sandy) that devastated the USA coastline.

 British marine engineers develop waste tyres to mix Ocean temperature

 This new idea for Waste Tyres Plus Hurricanes is of a similar theme to the original developments regarding protecting the coastline in severe weather, by using waste tyres, this time out at sea and not near the land.

This Waste Tyres Plus Hurricanes idea has also interested the famous Bill Gates, who has joined a British team of marine engineers Nathan Myhrvold and Stephen Salter. The team are to patent the idea of joining thousands of waste tyres tied together and fixed together on giant plastic tubes that would be placed into the deep ocean.

The waste tyres and tubes would force the warm water to the surface from the deep ocean. This affect would mix the warm water with the colder water near to the surface. The result of this would be to reduce the water temperature so that hurricanes would not form.

 Waste tyres would be placed in “Hurricane alley”

Bill Gates will give the British engineers his complete backing to the idea and sees it as a viable proposition and an inexpensive way of solving a very costly problem while at the same time ridding the World of millions of waste tyres.

More interesting reading…

“hurricane alley,” the part of the Atlantic where most of the most dangerous storms develop.

The idea, which was first proposed by Salter post-Katrina, was picked up by Myrvold’s company, Intellectual Ventures, and backed by Gates.

There is an urgent need for hurricane suppression devices since seven of the ten most devastating storms to hit the United States have occurred in the last eight years.

More money is needed for research and development, but certainly if such a device has a chance of saving lives and averting property damage on a massive scale, it deserves a try. The government and private investors have spent money on much less urgent causes.

Scenes like this in New York may be a thing of the Past due to waste tyres ?More reading…

“When we first heard Gates was behind this, we made the assumption that it was going to be something very advanced by using computers to somehow simply better predict when the hurricane would come inland and exactly where it would land. However, we found that it is actually as simple as using some tubing and old tires”…http://maboot.com/new-technology-could-stop-hurricane-damage/

This article was compiled by Eric Roberts…www.pellonautocentre.com

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