Tirecycle™ Benefits

A typical application enables the user to incorporate as much as 30% to 75% of TC 1302 or MBS 800 into their rubber or plastic compound without significantly affecting the physical properties of the compound. Depending on the actual blend and concentration of Tirecycle used, the compounder’s raw material costs can be reduced by 20% to 50%.

Use of Tirecycle also enhances performance/wear of many high stress goods such as industrial and automotive v-belts, tires, footwear, etc, by increasing stability and traction (in particular on wet surfaces) and overall durability.

Tirecycle provides other significant manufacturing efficiencies seen below:

 

  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 “devolatilized” and fully cured
  14. 15% to 75% substitution freedom
  15. TIRECYCLE™ IS A TRUE COMPLETE COMPOUND: NOT DEVULCANIZED


Totally Green – true Post Consumer Recyclate (PCR) fulfills many mandates