Rubber powder: best 3 reasons to use it

Rubber powder: the raw material

Before production starts, machinery is set up according to the kind of material one wants to obtain, e.g. more rubber powder instead of buffing and mulch or vice versa.

Sieved according to the size, rubber dust fills the bulk bags, or containers, according to Customers’ choice.

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Rubber powder: what does it mean?

Rubber dust is the finest product after waste solid tires recycling. The name ‘powder’ clearly specifies its size which is between 0,1 and 1 millimetre. Rubber powder we produce and sell is completely clean from any iron and textile impurities. This is very important for the manufacturing of new objects.

How is it used?

Rubber dust from waste solid tires recycling has various applications, in industrial products manufacturing above all. The main tires manufacturers use it in new tires compounds. Also, rubber powder is used in the making of insulating boards, seals and anti vibration panels. The ultimate use is mixed with bitumen to obtain rubber asphalt.

Rubber powder becomes asphalt: the main advantages

Rubber asphalt is a big news in building area. Further, it has some important advantages that we are going to explain.

First of all, money saving is guaranteed both for the manufacturer and for the consumer. By using rubber powder, which is a secondary raw material, the maker has an economic advantage: he can lower both production and maintenance costs. The user also gains many advantages. Safety is the major one. The tires improve their adherence while driving on rubber asphalt. Even tire life is longer because the surface is less rough. Further, the environment achieves a huge benefit. Effectively, by using rubber dust there is less demand for virgin raw materials and less energy consumption to source them, in a time period where using green energy is essential.

Rubber compounds

The same advantages seen on rubber asphalt are relevant even in new tires’ compounds outcome. That is to say, less demand for raw materials, less production cost and advantages for the environment. In 2009 the RMA, Rubber Manufacturer Association delivered a study in which they focused on the presence of rubber powder in new products we use everyday. They concluded that rubber particle do not represent any risk for human health if used to produce new objects.

Rubber powder means renewability

Renewability is the keyword to define those products sourced from recycled materials, like rubber dust in our case. Due to a more efficient system of waste tires collection and recycling, precious secondary raw materials are reused avoiding the risk to pollute the environment. Moreover, there is less demand for virgin raw materials and oil-based feed-stocks, saving energy and reducing greenhouse gases.

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