Recycled Tyre Uses
There is a wide range of usages for end-of-life tyres and tyre-derived products*.
At present, recycled tyre uses include:
- road surfacing
- soft fall playground surfacing
- brake pads
- industrial and commercial flooring
- in civil engineering, and
- for fuels for energy recovery.
Tyre Stewardship Research Fund
Research funding provided by TSA is dedicated, early-stage through to proof-of-concept research and development for the utilisation of end-of-life tyres.
The objectives of the Tyre Stewardship Research Fund are to:
- advance innovative technologies in Australia by supporting focused, collaborative research in high priority technologies;
- retain local expertise in, and attract international expertise to, Australia in technologies related to end-of-life tyres;
- support the growth of skills and capacity in Australia in technologies related to end-of-life tyres for the domestic and international markets; and
- share the results of that research with the wider industry as appropriate whilst respecting intellectual property rights.
The TSA Board will establish a Research Advisory Committee, comprising a TSA director as Chair and up to five members, to advise on priority areas for research, undertake robust assessments of any proposals, and provide expert advice to the Board as required.
Collectively, the Research Advisory Committee members should include the following skills and experience:
- Internationally recognised expertise in tyre technology, science and research;
- Expertise in tyre recycling applications including value-added markets for tyre derived products;
- Expertise in waste policy, economics and markets;
- Expertise and experience in the commercialisation of technology; and
- Sector specific expertise as relevant to the work program.
TSA Chairman Gerry Morvell