One of the key priorities of Tyre Stewardship Australia’s Market Development Fund is to facilitate the development of new end-products and markets for Australian tyre derived product. Below are some case study examples of new materials that have been developed with the assistance of the TSA Market Development Fund.
Our aim is to support initiatives that bring together strong partnerships across the supply chain to demonstrate both the technical and financial viability of new products and new applications.
We are interested in hearing from applicants, such as universities, governments, industry and business end-users, that can deliver initiatives of this nature. If you have a project in mind that will support diverse and enhanced applications for Australian recycled tyre products, we want to hear from you.
Retaining walls have been around since the most ancient of civilisations and the engineering challenge of turning sloping sites into multiple flat levels has seen the same basic principles applied since those times.
TSA accredited recycler, Lomwest Enterprises of Western Australia, has created a multi- application, high-performance wall system using baled end-of-life tyres sandwiched between highly stable concrete skins.
The casual observer could be forgiven for thinking that the only likely use of recycled tyre products in sporting venues could be in the synthetic athletic tracks. The reality is that all that appears to be just grass or sand, may well not be.
Geelong based joint high-tech manufacturing companies, Polymeric Powders and Austeng, are using end-of-life tyre crumb combined with polyolefin plastic to manufacture a superior quality composite material, enabling the production of commercial pipes using an Australian developed ‘world’s first’ process.
The commercialisation of innovative technologies could, in the near future, see trucks running on tyres that will subsequently find a second life not only in the road surface but also in the fuel powering the rig.