Kargro Recycling BV has developed and patented the process and chemical technologies necessary to produce Actifine™ FMRP.
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Kargro Recycling specializes in the extraction of valuable compounds originating from End-of-Life truck tyres.
Founded in 1982, Kargro Recycling was established to tackle the global waste issue linked to end-of-life truck tires. Our production plant in Nederweert processes more than 60,000 tons of truck tires each year.
As a key subsidiary of the Kargro Group, Kargro Recycling takes pride in its commitment to impactful sustainability. From its inception, the circular approach of the Kargro Group has been guided by a focus on making a positive environmental impact. By equipping its affiliated companies to tackle the emissions and waste produced by End-of-Life Tires (E.L.T.s), the group has been at the forefront of developing cutting-edge techniques and innovations. These advancements not only optimize the value extracted from used tires but also significantly reduce their environmental footprint.
By enabling clients to take on the emissions and waste produced by end-of-life tyres, the company has established best-in-class techniques and innovations that maximize the value retained on these tyres and minimize their environmental impact.
Due to considerable savings on raw materials and oil, retreaded commercial vehicle tyres have a lower purchase price than new tyres of similar quality. Retreaded tyres last as long as newly produced tyres. In certain cases, retreaded tyres even last longer than comparable quality new tyres. That is why the cost per kilometer is lower than that of comparable new tyres.
It is important to note that the retreading market has often been seen as a source of lesser quality tyres. The reality could not be further from the truth. With the recent investments and developments in our sector’s technology, we have the capacity to produce tyres that are as good as new.
Retreaded tyres are tyres that receive a new tread and possibly new sidewalls after an initial use phase. The existing carcass, provided it meets strict requirements, forms the basis of a retreaded tyre. A retreaded tyre can be retreaded again after many kilometers if the carcass passes the inspection again. Retreaded tyres are comparable to the quality of newly produced tyres.
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There are two methods of tyre renewal. Both methods have a similar preparation:• Used tyres (carcasses) undergo a comprehensive quality inspection.• Approved carcasses are roughened; imperfections are filled up after which the tyre is either cold or hot vulcanized.
In case of cold renewal, a thin layer of intermediate rubber is placed on the roughened carcass. A ready-made pre-vulcanized tread is placed on top of the carcass. The carcass is completely enclosed by a rubber 'envelope', which vacuums the tyre and tread, creating an undeformable whole. In an autoclave (pressure chamber), the tread vulcanizes under pressure, time and temperature, permanently bonding it to the carcass. This takes place at about 100 degrees Celsius.
With hot retreading, the carcass (tread and sidewalls) is covered with raw rubber. The tyre is vulcanized in a mould/mold and is given its final shape and profile. This takes place at about 155 degrees Celsius. As a result, the retreaded tyre has the similar (or better) driving experience and appearance of a new tyre.
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