Tana Oy

Shredding tires is prosperous business

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Courtesy of Tana Oy

Is your yard filled with piles of tires? And you do not know what do with them?

Many recycling companies and landfills are struggling with used tires. Tires are among the largest and most problematic sources of waste, due to their shape and the large volume they require for storage.  However, tires are one of the most re-used waste materials, as the rubber is very resilient and it can be re-used in many ways.

Here’s a few ideas on to whom you may sell your shredded tires:

  • Asphalt companies buy large quantities of shredded rubber crumbs to mix with their hot melt asphalt to make pavements cheaper.
  • Shredded tires are perfect for increasing RDF’s burning value for incineration plants. They can really maximize their process by utilizing rubber mixture.
  • Other road construction companies purchase large quantities of medium sized shredder tires to use in road beds for minimizing vibration and to the highway sound barriers.
  • Pure rubber can be also granulated and used in foundations of race tracks, playing grounds, garden beds as bark mulch to hold in the water to prevent weeds from growing.
  • Tire manufacturers are always looking for recycled tires that can be reused to manufacture new tires.
  • Landfills can use shredded tires as a leachate line or in helping them to build new cells.
  • Steel mills can use shredded tires as a carbon source by replacing coal or coke in manufacturing
  • Rubber tires can be used in barriers such as collision reduction, erosion control, rainwater runoff, wave action that protects piers and marshes.

How can TANA Shark help you process your waste tires?

Many of the TANA Shark waste shredders are used to mainly shred tires because of our top-niche cutting and shredding technology. This allows us to cut tires in to small pieces with lowest possible fuel consumption. We can easily produce particle sizes from small-medium to large depending on your need. Different types of screens allow us to modify the production just in 10 minutes. When using a TANA Shark you can ask your customer what particle size they want and adjust the shredder settings accordingly on the spot for immediate production.

Watch this video of a TANA Shark producing small particle size for a cement kiln in order to receive maximum value of their RDF.

For any questions regarding tire shredding, please e-mail olli.honkamaki@tana.fi

Customer comments

  1. By Carol Hodge on

    My Name is Carol Hodge, I Buy and sell cars but very intrested in the recycling of tyres, i new we could you use them for road filler but could not find the right company to approuch, i would be intrested if you have any information i could use to start a company in the UK to recycle the tyres, and sell them to the right buyers, we need to start now and get rid of all the used tyres, and put them to a good use, and manufactor sometheing we can all benifit from they are a blite on our landsscape. i await your reply cheers

  2. By Mirja Yli-Erkkila on

    @Carol Hodge Hi Carol, thank you for your inquiry. We will be happy to help you. Our UK distributor Warwick Ward is best informed about the companies in the UK and. Will ask them to get in touch with you about this. Regards. Mirja Yli-Erkklä, Tana Oy.