Israeli company EcoTech Recycling has patented a thermodynamic process that turns waste rubber into a nontoxic synthetic material for new tires, auto parts. and insulation — and does so in an environmentally friendly way. The company finished testing and scaling in early 2020 and signed a strategic partnership with Austria-based Sibur International, one of the world’s largest synthetic rubber manufacturers.
Quote: “EcoTech’s nontoxic process produces a unique material, Active Rubber (AR), from end-of-life tires. With1.6 billion tires manufactured annually, and 290 million tires discarded each year in the United States alone, tires are the world’s largest source of waste rubber.”
Sources: Israel21c.com (introduction and quotation)
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