Tyre Stewardship Australia uses scrap tires to pave race tracks
Equine Air, a product developed after Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) teamed up with Flexiroc, was used for a trial on 550 square meters of Pakenham Racing Club Tynong race track in 2018. The findings of the experiment with the trail were positive, and the riders admitted the benefits of the new surfacing.
To manufacture the product, developers used more than 3,000 tires – this equals 27 tons of recycled rubber. It has an innovative design enabling the product to be used for difficult ground conditions. Moreover, it helps the surface to drain quickly following rain.
Tyre Stewardship Market Development Manager Liam O’Keefe commented on the innovation, Equine Air, saying that it may boost valuable markets for recycled tire-derived material. He also stated that it was a novelty in the paving sector that shows great results while applied as well as it helps to find usage for tire-derived materials.
In addition, he noted that TSA and its work are likely to bring prominent results in the future. Apart from Equine Air, TSA presented its novel crumbed rubber asphalt mixes, artificial playgrounds surfacing and permeable paving.
Article by Waste Management Review.