Australian Tyre Processors (ATP) Invest in Waste Technology

Untha's Mobile Shredder

Australian Tyre Processors (ATP) – part of Pearl Global – has invested in cutting-edge new waste shredding technology, as the firm advances its national resource recovery strategy.

Untha Supplies Mobile tyre Shredder to ATP to Help Process Australia’s Easte Tyre Arisings

ATP has procured the UNTHA XR3000C mobil-e from waste management equipment specialist FOCUS Enviro – the exclusive Australian distribution partner for the global shredding giant.

The movable machine with two energy-efficient 132kW motors will be used to process car/passenger tyres down to a homogenous 50mm output. This resulting fraction – produced to an exacting specification – enables ATP to supply a thermal desorption process to create fuel oils, clean gas for electricity generation, steel and carbon, with no harmful emissions.

With the shredder also configured to handle truck tyres and pre-cut OTRs (off-the-road tyres), the XR3000C will provide a flexible piece of processing equipment that can transform end-of-life tyres into other products that can be used for road base, tip cover, landscaping and playground safety surfaces.

Commenting on the opportunities associated with tyre processing, Mick Carroll, director of ATP said: “It is reported that, every year, 1.5 billion tyres reach their end of life globally. However, it is also feared that more than 60% are landfilled, stockpiled, illegally dumped or ‘lost’ from the resource chain. Australia accounts for 51 million of that vast figure, but only 5% of our country’s end-of-life tyres are recycled locally.

“This is therefore a significant waste problem – but also an opportunity – on both a national and international level.” 

Offering a concluding insight into the capabilities of the XR3000C shredder, Gary Moore, UNTHA’s Director of Global Business Development said; “This mobile machine is designed to process even the most complex of products, in order to liberate the valuable materials that could so easily remain ‘locked’ inside and be sent to landfill.

“With the world’s raw materials rapidly depleting – and businesses and consumers alike demanding more environmentally responsible solutions – this is a fantastic example of clever engineering and innovative thinking coming together to change the face of the industry.” 

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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