EcoGreen for Colombian OTR Plant

Colombia's Duramos has opted for Eco Green to tackle its OTR tyres

Colombian tyre recycler, Duramos selects ECO Green tyre recycling equipment to install a one-of-a-kind recycling plant for OTR mining tyres.

ECO Green Supplies Colombian OTR Tyre Recycling Facility

ECO Green Equipment has provided tyre recycling machinery to companies since 2001. Its unique equipment allows recyclers to collect and recycle waste rubber from massive off-the-road (OTR) mining tyres. Duramos is the most recent company to purchase ECO Green’s powerful equipment to keep these tyres from piling up and creating a negative environment impact.

ECO Green provides a full line of recycling equipment for processing OTR tyres all the way to passenger and truck tyres. Tyre recyclers can integrate this equipment into an existing system or build their entire line of ECO Green products.

Located in the mining region of Colombia, Duramos will be the first tyre recycling plant of its kind in the country. Armed with the ECO Razor and ECO Extractor, they are prepared to recycle some of the largest tyres on Earth. Because OTR mining tyres cannot be processed whole, as many passenger and truck tyres are, Duramos is relying on the ability of the ECO Green Equipment to process and downsize the OTR tyres into 30lb chunks to be furthered processed into useable products.

OTR tyres present a unique problem. They are much too big for a primary shredder, but when they reach end of life, they still have massive amounts of rubber to be recovered,” remarked Brad Swenson, ECO Green Equipment President. “I am excited to see our innovative equipment working in Colombia and the environmental impact it will have on the region.”

ECO Green Equipment is constantly innovating to solve tyre waste issues. Built to maximise running time and product output, its shredders and grinders have low energy needs compared with other recycling equipment. They are easy to maintain, which minimises downtime for repairs and maximises profits.

Tyre recycling is good for the planet, yes, but in order to be a viable solution, it needs to be a profitable business as well,” said Swenson. “At ECO Green, we build equipment that works harder longer to help waste tyre recyclers like Duramos realise profits so they can continue to serve the community and the world at large.”

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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