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Puerto Rico Tire Accumulation Crisis 

The problem

Over 30,000,000 used tires disposed annually and expected to increase

  • Accumulation in tire shops
  • illegal dumps
  • insufficient landfills

Threat to the public health 

  • Pest Developments
  • Dengue
  • Chikungunya
  • Zika

Threat to the environment 

Open-air Fires

Impairment of the aesthetics of the area

The creation for Puerto Rico Tire Recycling Plant will develop:

Creation of new employment, Attract foreign capital and investment in Puerto Rico, Develop innovative manufacturing process, Establish new research and development center promoting the creation of highly technical labor. Handle present health threats to the public such as “Zika”.

Manufacturing Process

Recycle approximately 50,000 tons of used tires. Used tires will be used as raw material/feedstock in the manufacturing process. Three resulting products from recycling activity:

• Steel
• Textile fibers
• Rubber Powder

Creation of Research and Development Center • Chemical and Physical Laboratory

  • Develop further uses for the industrialization of rubber powder
  • Product engineering by orders with focus on PVC substitutes
  • Quality inspection according to international standards

CRYOGENIC PROCESS | Patented cryogenics technology

 

Extensive experience in Europe and around the world in the development, design, construction, operation and supply of recycling in other operating facilities.

• Liquid nitrogen to freeze tires
• Physical separation due to expansion

Characteristics

No chemicals, minimal emissions

99.9% Purity of value added product
100% Recirculation of secondary raw materials
24/7 production
Processing of 7 tons of feedstock per hour

 

Market Uses

  • Floor mats insulation mats for building material industry
  • Road material for paving
  • Floor coverings(laboratories, airports, stations, restaurants, hospitals.)
  • sports ground coverings
  • tennis court coverings
  • playgrounds
  • filling materials for new tires
  • Drain pipes
  • Shoe Soles
  • Floor Coverings
  • Underground conduits
  • Technical Rubber Articles
  • Steel
  • Textile Fibers

Proposed site locations – Municipality of PONCE 

  • Municipality of Ponce
  • Puerto De las Americas; free-trade zone.
  • Excellent location and access to major highways and direct port access
  • Heavy industrial zoning and existing utility infrastructure.

The project is a viable and innovative solution to the tire accumulation crisis that will benefit Puerto Rico and the Caribbean by:

  • Injecting foreign capital to our economy.
  • Generating both direct and indirect employment.
  • Supporting initiatives that safeguard public health.
  • Helping fulfill PR’s policy of research and development and environmental protection.
  • Simplifying the management of the waste tire program fund for EQB.
  • Stimulating the collection and transportation of tires in a lawful, responsible manner.
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