From products for the building industry, such as acoustic vibration insulation, playgrounds, soccer pitches, multi-purpose sports flooring and products for animal welfare. There is also the sector of roads and infrastructures, where alongside "modified" silent and durable asphalts, we find cycle paths, street furniture and elements for road safety. The panorama is completed by design products, objects and new compounds made by combining recycled rubber and thermoplastic materials.
Various treatment lines of this type have been installed by Forrec in different areas of the world and are currently operational. Over time, however, it has been noticed that the supply of granules of this size is much higher than the demand and sometimes the market value does not justify the investment. For this reason, especially in some specific geographical areas, projects aimed at using a shredded rubber granule reduced to a size that can be used by cement plants as a high-yield fuel (given the high calorific value of rubber) are underway.
The energy recovery of ELTs represents a fundamental component to ensure 100% of the virtuous cycle of ELT recovery.
The term TDF (tyre derived fuel) is used to indicate tyre fuel. Energy recovery from ELT-derived materials is mainly carried out in cement factories, whose high operating temperatures ensure compliance with emission limits and allow to make the most of the high calorific value of rubber, which is comparable to that of pet-coke.