Tyres to Shoes

One tyre can make 30 pairs of shoe soles

Spain’s TNU continued with its informative campaign about the multiple uses that can be given to ELT.

TNU Continues with Informative Campaign

"Green Rubber's DeLink technology turns vulcanised compounds from ELT into a recyclable compound that can be reused, giving it a new utility to produce a wide variety of new rubber products such as shoe soles.

This is the case with Timberland "Earthkeepers" footwear, in which they use soles composed of 42 per cent of recycled rubber. The devulcanised rubber components of one ELT would approximately make about 30 pairs of soles.

On the other hand, TNU argues that "a study led by Malcolm Pirnie, reveals that using 4.5 kilos of recycled rubber instead of virgin rubber, avoids approximately 37.9 litres of CO2 being emitted, and the fuel that is used in the manufacture of synthetic rubber also decreases by 3.79 litres.

About the author

Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.

Email: ewan.scott@tyreandrubberrecycling.com


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