Swiss tire recycler TRS rallies with Star Smith Metal Products to build a plant in China
The European Rubber Journal reports that a Swiss end-of-life tire recycling company Tyre Recycling Solutions (TRS) recently signed a memorandum of understanding with a Chinese company Star Smith Metal Products. According to the source, the two companies rallied together to build a new end-of-life tire recycling facility.
According to the news, the facility will be located in Zaozhuang (Shandong province, China) – headquarter location of Star Smith, who is a renowned producer of glued steel fiber. The source says that the construction involves an investment of EUR 28 million and, after commissioning, will recycle end-of-life tires into some 60,000 tons of high-performance rubber per year.
Swiss TRS is known for its “Water Pulse” process, which highly specialized water-jet system pulverizes tire tread into fine powder, free from steel and synthetic fibers and serves as a foundation for producing rubber powder under TRS’ trademark TyreXol.
Creator of a circular economy solutions, TRS positions itself as a technology developer and integrator. The company has developed a toolbox of technologies and know-how to implement the innovative process in tire recycling. The cornerstones TRS’ toolbox are rubber powder functionalization technologies, powder chemical coating treatment, a unique water milling technology and intelligent compounding.