Tire pyrolysis plant of Klean Industries gets C2C certification

Klean Industries, an innovative provider of pyrolysis and gasification waste conversion technologies, has a facility which became the first tire pyrolysis plant in the world which received Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certification. The C2C certification by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry LLC is a result of a thorough twelve-months study of Klean Industries’ operations, production process as well as end uses of tire-derived oil and recycled carbon black (rCB).

Jesse Klinkhamer, CEO of Klean Industries, says the team is very pleased to exceed expectations and achieve the highest environmental standard for the quality of materials produced from any tire pyrolysis facility in the world today. Jesse says apart from the fact that Klean Industries operates the largest facilities worldwide, it has a fully commercialized technology with its capabilities going far beyond those of other producers. Klean Industries appears to be the only supplier that offers full performance guarantees and exclusive EPC relationships in place for deployment of any project, anywhere on the planet. In addition, their product quality and certifications allow them to provide full product buy back guarantees as the demand for Klean Industries’ rCB and tire-derived fuel oil by many times exceeds their current global production capacity. In its analysis, the company’s conservative forecast predicts rCB market exceeding 100,000 tons by 2020 and this regards to new tire-related applications only.

According to Klean Industries, a distinctive feature of the company among other tire pyrolysis technologies is its capability to convert tire-derived char into products which can be utilized by the end users. Moreover, Klean Industries found a multitude of such applications for tire-derived rCB. This became possible due to the proprietary technologies which produce rCB of certain standard. Reportedly, the company is among a few of producers that can re-integrate recycled carbon black in new tires with major tire manufacturers worldwide.

Today, Klean Industries bears numerous certifications for their products and the technology. Among them are: ISO 9001, 14001, 14064, 14067; CE and UL ECOLOGO certifications; Carbon Footprint Certificates; Green Product Certificate; REACH Certification; EPD ClassII Enviro-Labeling 485 & 486; Cradle to Cradle Certificate.

The team says that its professionals were the first movers and innovators in converting waste tires, solid municipal waste and plastics into liquid fuels, nano carbons and clean energy. They were the first who commercialized tire pyrolysis in the late 1970s. Many years later, fruits of the careful and hard work come to life. The hard work of Klean Industries, according to the team, is an investment in the concept of sustainability and the team is very serious about not only making profit, but about improving environment and contributing to the idea of circular economy. In 2008, when Klean Industries first approached McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry to assess the manufacturing processes following the Cradle to Cradle standards, the organization turned them down.

A decade later, Klean Team became the first to fully integrate not only rCB into new tires, but also became the first to design and now build the world’s first fully integrated tire manufacturing facility that makes new tires, remanufactures used tires in a process similar to retreading and fully recycles tire casings into new raw materials for further use in the tire and rubber manufacturing process.

Article source: Tyre Press

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