TIRECYCLE® REACTIVATED PARTICULATE NOVEL COMPOSITE ELASTOMER BENEFITS

1. X, Y, & Z unidirectionality – no planes of weakness

2. Automatically “forced” perfect distribution of mix (billions of spacers)

3. Compression set improvement (inherent: 2 phase random packing, better cure)

4. Abrasion resistance: 15 – 30% gains (proven in truck tread, conveyor belts, etc.)

5. Blister elimination (can go far beyond the 5% dosage limit of crumb rubber)

6. Faster and better cure (30% reduction in time, or use of lower temperature)

7. Improved reversion resistance (beyond simple linear % dilution effect)

8. Lower die swell (as 50%+ is fully densified already), reduced shrinkage

9. Easier processing (lower hp/lb), faster extrusion at same power load

10. Packing efficiency very high: up to 0.87 volume fraction: Tirecycle® readily used at 50% to 87% substitution level in the base virgin compound (%, not “phr”!)

11. Tan delta is significantly reduced: cyclically stressed parts run cooler, rolling resistance often drops from 10% to 20% (cooler tires wear longer). Delta HBU drops while “blowout time” (BFG Flexometer) often doubles

12. Useful contradiction: 300% modulus goes up while wet traction also goes up – normally these important properties move in opposite directions.

13. Improved resistance to gas permeation, air aging and coolant fluids (EPDM seals, roofing).  Tirecycle® is “devolatized” and fully cured

14. 15% to 75% substitution freedom: flat property curves result regardless of % level (and grind size is not as critical as with simple raw crumb: #20 mesh or #120 mesh: the same physicals)

* Totally “green” – true Post Consumer Recyclate (PCR) fulfills many mandates

15. TIRECYCLE® IS A TRUE COMPLETE COMPOUND: NOT DEVULCANIZED