ANOTHER CHANCE. A BETTER FUTURE.
Giving your disused tires a new lease of life, we are committed to bridging the gap between your rubber waste and thriving local businesses, bustling playgrounds, and sustainable resources, tapping 'refresh' on the typical tire lifecycle. A hub of innovation, we're hitting the brakes on toxic landfill sites, harmful pollutants, and material scarcity, creating a greener future for the next generation.
ANOTHER CHANCE. A BETTER FUTURE.
As a company, we are constantly seeking to develop and implement environmentally acceptable and economically viable end-use markets for scrap tires to increase the recycling and the reuse endeavors for end-of-life regeneration of the scrap tire components for the responsible processing and eventual marketable disposal outlets. Our overall objective is to create a sustainable infrastructure for using scrap tire resources over the long term. It is Tyrex' intent to take advantage of these opportunities and be the provider of choice to recycle and transform scrap tires into its base components, create good, solid paying jobs and provide innovative solutions to the waste tire dilemma facing the nation.
Tyrex resources is giving tires their second chance, and building a better future for tomorrow.
With almost half of scrap tires in the US later finding themselves powering concrete kilns, paper mills, and utilities in the form of tire-derived fuel (TDF), shredded tires present a greener way to access fuel. The epitome of 'another chance', TDF offers far more than a fast-track route towards a plummeting number of tires clogging our fire-starting, pest-loving landfills; emitting fewer fossil fuels than its counterparts, shredded tires produce 25% more energy, fewer heavy metals, and fewer emissions when compared to coal – a measurable 'win' for the environment, public health, and future of our planet.
Often blended with wood or coal, shredded tires are regarded as a stellar energy source due to their high heat value – reducing costs, enhancing boiler efficiency, and boasting a higher BTU value, the amount of heat required to raise its temperature, than coal. Shredded into 3/4" - 2" chips to kickstart the burning process, it is often encouraged to add TDF to coal due to its emission-reducing nature, striking a balance between being environmentally friendly and cost-effective; as long as we have tires, TDF will be a viable option, catapulting sustainability.
Tire-derived aggregate, or TDA, represents the process of shredding scrap tires for use within the construction industry, acting as a sustainable, budget-conscious, highly durable alternative to traditional fill materials. Often used within civil engineering projects, namely embankments, rail systems, landfill drainage, and septic systems, TDA is lauded for its exceptional drainage abilities, lightweight nature, and low earth pressure.
Depending on its intended purpose, tires will be shredded to between 2"-12", with the smaller pieces used as a drainage aid and the larger pieces used as a filling material or as a piping cover. For large-scale infrastructure, tires may be left whole for use within a bale, offering 8-times better thermal insulation than gravel.
An incredibly durable material, far surpassing the rigidity and permeability of stone, TDA is renowned for its refusal to wear down, representing an option low in costly maintenance and disruptive repairs. While usage is subject to the approval of the U.S. Environmental protection Agency, TDA is a sought-after choice for shooting ranges, as well as within the construction industry for retaining walls, reinforcing roads, and protecting against erosion, championed for its compressible abilities.
Representing the height of versatility, the uses of disused tires are continually evolving, replacing the need for costly new materials while slashing harmful emissions. With the rubber industry representing one of the biggest contributors to deforestation, and each rubber tree merely producing 8-12 tires before it reaches the end of its lifespan, a new era of sustainability is required to combat scarcity – and the inevitable skyrocketing price of rubber.
Tire sidewalls – the 'smooth' section spanning from the tread shoulder to the rim bead – are utilized by a multitude of industries, celebrated for their weatherproof, durable nature. From being given 'another chance' as silage protection, called upon by farmers to create an airtight field to keep vermin, mold, disease, and air exposure away from farm feed, through to fostering a new role as a construction barrel (big traffic cones), with tire sidewalls tasked with holding down traffic barrels or channelizer drums, recycled tires offer a cost-effective, eco-friendly route for businesses of all scopes.
The height of innovation, the reach of crumb rubber spans throughout our daily lives, from the parking lot bumpers that protect our vehicles, the mats that support our joints at the gym, and the football field turf that we eyeball at every gameday. With cushioning effects and a weather-proof nature, crumb rubber is often called upon for cost-effective, hard-wearing support, with usage within the railway industry in a bid to reduce noise, road paving to repair potholes, cycling tracks to aid a smoother ride, children's playgrounds to combat slipping, and brick pavers for durability, all with little maintenance required.
Made from recycled tires, crumb rubber is the result of a meticulous process to grind scrap tires down to powder form while being stripped of steel and fabric. Measured in 'mesh', with one mesh equivalent to 1 square inch, one tire can account for up to 40 mesh particles, developed in one of two ways; ambient grinding and cryogenic processing. The former takes tires through a shredder, fabric separator, and a screener to ensure each piece solely contains rubber, and the latter separates the tire into pieces through freezing, a crucial route to avoiding heat degradation. Tackling deforestation head-on, crumb rubber combats the need for new rubber, plummeting our carbon footprint.
Championed as a simple, cost-effective option by factories globally, namely those responsible for the development of steel and cement, tire pyrolysis is extensively used within the production of methanol, charcoal, oil, natural gas, and recovered carbon black, among others. Replacing fossil fuels, tire pyrolysis offers a pivotal opportunity to break into base commodities purely using recycled products; a green technology, converting disused tires into in-demand materials.
An eco-friendly process, tire pyrolysis involves melting tires down to their base components, with the outcome weighted equally between steel, oil/gas, and carbon black – an additive used to reinforce rubber. With steel often recycled by steel factories, gas recycled to heat the reactor, recovered black carbon used to produce rubber products, and pyrolysis oil hosting a multitude of uses, the process serves a vast range of industries. Fuel oil spans four main uses; to generate electricity within a heavy oil generator, to be used as non-standard diesel, to be sold to a multitude of industries, and recycled back into the pyrolysis machine, thus relied upon by several international markets.