The largest plant for tyre recycling in Abu Dhabi is delivered by Eldan

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Source: Eldan Recycling A/S

A high efficiency tyre recycling plant has officially been opened in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi. The system line can process up to 8,000 kilograms of old tyres per hour, making it the largest in the United Arab Emirates. The produced granulate of sizes between 0.5 - 4 mm conforms to the highest quality standard.

The recycling plant from the manufacturer Eldan Recycling, Denmark, has been marketed by Ferrostaal. As part of the comprehensive service package for the plant-operator OMNIX, Ferrostaal secures financing for the purchase of the equipment. 

There are several million old tyres in Abu Dhabi, many of them in unmanaged landfills. Because of the high fire hazard, the tyres represent a threat to health and the environment. Beside the efforts to minimize the risks for the environment in Abu Dhabi and the UAE as a whole, recycling is increasingly seen as an innovative business opportunity. Currently less than 1% of all waste is recycled. The new tyre recycling plant in Al Ain will in future make a major contribution to the expansion of recycling activities planned by the Centre of Waste Management, Emirate of Abu Dhabi. 

In the recycling plant, the old tyres are shredded, further downsized and sorted in a number of steps before the valuable rubber granulate (99.9% free of steel and textile) emerges as the end product. The plant can process waste tyres without costly pre-treatment and can be expanded in terms of capacity and end product output. The market potential for the rubber granulates is high: Possible finished products from rubber granulate are surfaces for sports fields and playgrounds, insulating material for noise insulation or hoses for the under soil irrigation of plants. The rubber granulate can also be used as an additive to asphalt for road construction.

“This region, including the entire United Arab Emirates, is expanding faster than any other market globally. Not just expanding fast, but they are also a world leader in adopting new technologies, and ideas. We are therefore extra happy about installing a complete top modern tyre recycling system here” says Dr. Toni Reftman, Managing Director of Eldan Recycling A/S.

“We are continuing to expand the trading activities and services for recycling plants in the region. We provide support to our customers through comprehensive consulting and services, covering everything from the project development and financing to commissioning, training and maintenance of the machinery,” explains Bernd Ahlmann, responsible for the business segment Trading at Ferrostaal AG. Through the subsidiary Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions FZE in Dubai / UAE, Ferrostaal is well-positioned in the region. The company supplies plants for the recycling of waste tyres, cable, aluminium and magnesium scrap, as well as refrigerator and electrical scrap. In the field of environmental technology, Ferrostaal also supplies plants for industrial water treatment and odour neutralisation.

Customer comments

  1. By Afolabi Idris on

    Would the Company be interested in Africa?

  2. By Talal Saqer on

    what to do when you have nylon thread that come from tire after shredding it

  3. By Ulrika Lindgren on

    @Afolabi Idris Eldan Recycling is present with own sales offices or representing agents world wide. We have sold over 800 plants and 7000 single machines world wide. In Africa we have for example delivered tyre, cable and aluminium recycling plants to South Africa. For more information about tyre recycling and Africa in particular, your are welcome to contact our head office by e-mail (info@eldan-recycling.com) or phone (+45 63 61 25 45). Kind regards Ulrika Persson, Eldan Recycling (www.eldan-recycling.com)

  4. By Ulrika Lindgren on

    @Talal Saqer The liberated textile can be purchased or picked up from tyre recyclers, since it is a bi-product of tyre recycling. It is not as often reused as the rubber granulate or steel, but it can still be used for various purposes. The liberated textile has an very high effective burning value, since it consist of nylon and rubber powder. It can therefore be mixed with other materials in order to increase that material’s effective burning value. As an example - the cement industry mix the textile with alternative fuel with lower effective burning value (e.g. wood, carton, paper, plastic). Some cement plants also use it for cleaning out the sludge from the rotation owns, since the temperature while burning, cause the sludge to burn; hence the own does not have to be closed down for manual cleaning. Finally, we have heard that the textile can be used as noise insulation and to reduce vibration in industrial plants.