Kal Tire – an international leader in mining tire management and supply, serving more than 150 mine sites across five continents – believes in helping customers achieve sustainability with their tires at every stage of the journey, including end of life. With investments in resources, innovative solutions and new ways of working, the company helps mines extend tire life and solve one of its customer’s biggest challenges: recycling end-of-life tires.

According to the recent Kal Tire’s post, its new thermal conversion facility delivers a revolutionary approach to recycling ultra-class mining tires.

Located in the heart of Chile’s mining region, home to some of the world’s largest copper mines, Kal Tire’s facility has the capability to recycle 20 tons of tires each day – and 40% of the weight of those scrap tires has the potential to return to mines as alternative fuels.

The facility uses a thermal conversion process that converts tires to their base elements (carbon black, steel and alternative oil) & creates enough synthetic gas to fuel the plant itself for several hours.

The facility received International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS certification verifying that it processes circular feedstocks. Customers can source the highest quality outputs knowing they’re 100% derived from waste materials.

  • Kal Tire arranges transport, loading and unloading of all sizes of scrap tires, including 63” tires
  • Thermal conversion decomposes organic material with heat in the absence of oxygen, converting tires back into their original components: fuel oil, carbon black and steel

Kal Tire’s team in Chile is working hard to help customers turn ESG commitment into action and promote a circular economy.

Learn more about how this scalable solution is making a positive impact on the environment and the industry at Kal Tire’s website.