Aquajet Ltd will showcase its range of fine rubber powders produced from recycled end-of-life truck tires.
Aquajet is the first company to implement this truck-tire waterjet milling technology process,
where used truck and bus tires, which have reached the end of their life cycle, are recycled with no need for preliminary shredding.
Instead of conventional shredding and mechanical grinding of tires, this new technology simply applies an ultra-high-pressure water jet, to extract and simultaneously mill the rubber parts, leaving reinforcing metal parts intact, resulting in fine rubber powder ranging from 50-400 microns.
AquaJet also manufactures fine rubber granulate (<400micron/40mesh), that is completely metal and textile free; has no surface oxidation or thermal degradation; offers outstanding re-vulcanization properties, due to numerous open chemical bonds; and has a very high surface-to-weight ratio due to its concave surface morphology. The granulate is also PAH compliant.
With a newly launched production line, and improvements to existing lines, the Aquajet plant is now capable of producing up to 800 tons of waterjet-milled rubber powder per-year.
Tire Technology Expo Stand C400