Closing the recycling loop
Around 630,000 tons of used tires are accumulated each year in Germany alone. There are 3.2 million tons within the European Union and even 4.4 million in the USA. In the European Union alone, 4% of these end up in landfill sites and 50% are used as fuel in furnaces within the cement industry – a huge waste of precious raw materials. Still, every car tire contains approx. 2 to 3 kg of carbon black.
Zeppelin is seeking to eliminate this waste and ensure sustainable business activities through recycling. Together with our project partner Pyrolyx AG we have succeeded in recovering oil, gas and high-quality carbon black in particular from tires on an industrial scale.
The quality of the carbon black is a decisive factor for the effectiveness of the process. As a leading manufacturer of systems for the tire industry, we enjoy a high reputation within this field with our process engineering know-how. With our turn-key recycling systems we want to close the recycling loop, conserve resources and play our part in ensuring that energy efficiency and sustainability are not just empty phrases, but instead have an effective impact in reality.