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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Argonne National Laboratory

    9700 South Cass Avenue
    Argonne, IL  United States  60439
  • Authors:
    • Smith, F G
  • Publication Date: 1994-12

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 105 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720380
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ANL-ESD-TM-80
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 23 1996 12:00AM