Tirecycle™ Rubbers

NorthStar Elastomers, LLC, manufactures and markets several forms of Tirecycle™, for different purposes and markets. Treatment K is an activating adhesive polymer, while T 608 for tires and MBS 800 for hoses are basic Tirecycle™ masterbatch compounds. All can be tested and adjusted for your specific master batch manufacturing and performance needs.

Technically Integrated Recycle

The fundamental product is “a pre-cured, engineered, particulate elastomer with a coherent, homogeneous, reactive surface; ready to bond into any appropriate virgin rubber or masterbatch.” Tirecycle™ is an advanced material, which upcycles and rejuvenates rubber crumb, to perform as virgin masterbatch replacement or equivalent. Made predominantly from tires, but EPDM, neoprene and many other rubbers and plastics will also work. Many production wastes and used materials may be repeatedly recycled via the Tirecycle™ process, and still maintain performance.

Industries served:    Automotive, Industrial, Construction, Rubber/Plastic Molding


Commercial Uses

  • Car tires
  • Truck tires
  • OTR tires
  • Rubber/plastic molding
  • Shoe soles
  • Hoses, grommets
  • Conveyor belting
  • Rubber sheet
  • Roofing, waterproofing
tirecycle rubber

Major Features & Benefits

  • Green upcycled, rejuvenated rubber masterbatch
  • Better traction, longer wear
  • Reduced rolling resistance
  • Save $’s over equivalent master batch
  • Lower die swell
  • Shorter mixing cycles
  • No bin scorch
  • Better non-marking properties
  • Increased plant capacity

Garden Hose – Want a tougher hose, long life, cost effective, beat out Asian imports?  Use Tirecycle(TM) MBS 800 in a 50/50 mix with your NR, Butyl or EPDM masterbatch.

Adhesive Welds – Want a strong, long life, non-drying adhesive strip, to grab those edges and be there when you make the welds? Add Norst® PB 500 to your EPDM masterbatch.