T.E.C. is an innovative start-up that designed and developed a technology for the reuse and recovery of material from any kind of rubber compounds, including end-of-life tyres (ELTs) of all shapes and sizes. It is an innovative patented process able to recover purified Carbon Black, solving in fact the critical effects related to the eco-sustainability of the typical tyre incineration.
The technology involves the use of a specific reactor for rubber recycling through pyrolysis, without “chimneys” and emissions into the environment. The output of this process is a Carbon Black which can be reused as a substitute for carbon black “furnace”, derived from oil and used in new rubber compounds. The reuse of CB in new rubber compounds, in addition to the significant reduction of CO2 generated in the production process, is a concrete example of circular economy.
This Carbon Black is also purified from polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), some of which are known to be carcinogens. The patent developed by T.E.C. covers also a process that removes PAHs from Carbon Black. The Carbon Black obtained from the process, named Fully recovered Carbon Black (FrCB), has multiple further applications other than new tyres production. In fact, it can also be used for the production of rubber goods for direct contact with humans, such as food rubber or children’s toys.