UTILIZATION OF SURFACE-TREATED RUBBER PARTICLES FROM WASTE TIRES
During a 12-month program, the author successfully demonstrated commercial applications for surface treated rubber particles in two major markets: footwear and urethane-foam carpet underlay. In these markets, he has clearly demonstrated the ease of using surface treated rubber particles in existing manufacturing plants and processes and has shown that the material meets or exceeds existing standards for performance, quality, and cost-effectiveness. To produce these products, vulcanized rubber, whole-tire material is finely ground to particles of nominal 80 and mesh size. Surface treatment is achieved by reacting these rubber particles with chlorine gas. In this report, the author describes the actual test and evaluations of the participant companies, and identifies other potential end uses.
- Sponsored by Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Argonne National Laboratory9700 South Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL United States 60439
- Smith, F G
- Publication Date: 1994-12
- Pagination: 105 p.
- TRT Terms: Automotive materials; Rubber compounds; Surface treating; Tires; Trade
- Uncontrolled Terms: Surface treatments; Vulcanized rubber
- Old TRIS Terms: Commercial sector; Tire materials
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Vehicles and Equipment; I30: Materials;
- Accession Number: 00720380
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: ANL-ESD-TM-80
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 23 1996 12:00AM