CRM, the North American rubber processor is expanding its operations with a new facility to be opened in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
The new tyre recycling centre is expected to be operational in 2023.
Tire Stewardship of Saskatchewan (TSS) CEO Stevyn Arnt said; “We are really focused on how the products that we produce can replace other more carbon-intensive products.”
In early 2021, TSS requested a proposal for a processor to service the Southern portion of the province. CRM was one of the several applicants that responded and provided a detailed business plan that included a willingness to invest.
CRM has established markets in North America for their high-value products and they are going to establish a multi-phase approach, although their primary products will aimed at Rubber Modified Asphalt (RMA), synthetic turf field and a some rubber moulded products.
Arnt says the purpose of this centre is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the processing of scrap tyres. Reducing greenhouse waste will help to make a greener economy.
He also mentioned that since 2017 TSS has focused on reducing the environmental impact and they are anticipating CRM’s production will be 100%value-added processing. This also involves shortening the average distance and reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with collections of scrap tyres collected from customers. This is all possible with the addition of a second processor.
Up until now, the majority of Saskatchewan tyre processing has been large size tyre derived aggregate of a lower value. It is expected that the CRM plant will increase the value of the end product from tyre recycling.
The Moose Jaw plant will join CRM’s other Canadian plants in Brantford, Ontario, and Crossfield, Alberta. CRM also operates five other plants across the USA.