Chattanooga, Tennessee - Attendees at the 2009 World of Concrete convention, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, 3-6 Feb, voted Pathway Polymers' TyrFil Recycling Systems the most innovative product at the show.
Recycling the poly-fill, a polyurethane-based tyre filler, keeps it out of landfill. It also allows commercial tyre dealers to reduce their flat-proofing material costs by up to sixty-five percent, while original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can reduce these costs by up to thirty-five percent, according to the developer.
Pathway Polymers says it strategically engineered its TyrFil Recycling Systems as two separate pieces of equipment, which target the two major markets within the tyre flat-proofing industry; aftermarket commercial tyre dealers and OEMs.
For the aftermarket business, the AutoFil Recycler processes recycled poly-fill and mixes it with a small amount of virgin poly-fill to create a homogenous blended tyre fill, said an 11 March Pathway statement.
OEMs can use the TrioFil Recycler to process recycled rubber from scrap pneumatic tyres and mix it with virgin poly-fill to create homogenous, blended tyre fill. Recycling scrap pneumatic rubber tyres keeps them out of landfills and allows OEMs to cut flat-proofing material costs by a third.
World of Concrete is recognised as the US Industry's largest annual exhibition -- over 65 000 professionals registered at the 2009 event. "We were expecting a positive response from the show's attendees who were interested in learning more about the green technology that we've been aggressively promoting," said A.J. Davidson, marketing director for Pathway, in the company statement.