Tyre Recycling

Scrap tyres are processed into range of rubber granules and fine powders. Below is a synopsis of  the process from collection to the finished product:

Step 1. Collection and transportation

SA Tyre Recyclers collects scrap tyres from each retail location, and transports them to a secure tyre recycling processing facility for processing.

Step 2. Sorting

Tyres are unloaded and sorted by size and composition for processing. Tyres suitable for recycling are placed on a large conveyor towards the production line.

Step 3. Shredding

The Primary stage of shredding reduces the tyre to approximately 5 - 6cm. The tyre pieces are further reduced in size by a granulator to a 19 mm chunk and prepared for steel removal

Step 4. Steel removal

The steel of each tyre is recovered for re-use. In fact, SATR recycles over 360 metric tonnes of steel as a result of this process.
The steel free tyre granules are then stored in large hoppers in preparation for the next stage.

Step 5. Granulation into finished product

Depending on the fineness required, the granules are cut by tips and blades and pushed through sieves. Rubber products produced are: shreds (used in matting, sport surfaces, turf and playgrounds); granules and chips (used in athletic tracks, playgrounds, horse arenas and asphalt); crumbs and powders (used in new tyres, brake pads, road sealing, adhesives and paints); and large shred tyre chips (used in civil engineering and fuel derivatives). Learn more about final applications.

Step 6. Testing & distribution

All rubber crumb products undergo routine quality testing by our trained staff in our on-site laboratory, for particle distribution, moisture content and metal contamination - before being packed for distribution.