Primary Tire Recycling

RTI’s first turnkey solution is a Primary cryogenic tire recycling system, which can be a standalone tire recycling system.

An RTI Primary system produces 99.9% pure rubber crumb up to 30- mesh.

The whole tire is shredded and then granulated to approximately 1/2″ size.  The shred is conveyed to a 53 ft. long Freeze Chamber where it is pre-cooled as it enters from an air lock on the front end and conveyed to the back end.  At the back end, liquid nitrogen is applied to the shred which freezes the rubber shred past its glass transition temperature of approximately -80° C .  The frozen rubber shred is then pulverized in our Hammer Mills which have a very high hammer tip speed.

Breaking Glass 1

The frozen rubber crumb is then conveyed to a screener where the fibre is scalped off while larger pieces of crumb are returned to the freeze chamber.  The smaller crumb is then dried.

Steel is removed by a rare earth magnet and then the crumb is screened to select as many sizes as desired in a standalone system.

RTI’s Primary system provides the lowest life cycle cost compared to any tire recycling system that can produce the same volume and same mix of outputs.

The Primary cryogenic tire recycling plant has a capacity to process 500 car tires per hour or two and a half (2.5+) million tires per year.

There is no effluent so permitting is very straightforward.

RTI’s Primary system is truly the Zero Pollution Solution

All components of the Primary tire recycling solution are manufactured by third party contractors according to RTI drawings and specifications.  RTI receives, ships, assembles and installs these components at the customer’s facility and then trains the manager and his operators and commissions the system to provide a complete turnkey solution.

A system Performance Protocol has to be signed by the customer before RTI receives its final payment.

Cryo crumb demands a premium in the marketplace and is the favourite type of crumb rubber used in the sports field market.

30- cryo crumb rubber is used in rubber asphalt.

A properly maintained RTI cryo plant has a useful life of 12 – 15 years or more as evidenced by the first plant that was established in Cambridge 1n 1993.

RTI’s Primary system is designed to be integrated with a secondary cryogenic process, our value-added Fine Mesh solution.  When integrated with the Fine Mesh system, the 30+ stream is sent directly to the Fine Mesh system.

This is a video of a Primary system installed in Wales.

This a 3D model of a primary system in a customer’s existing building in California.

BAS 3D Layout

This a 3D model of a Freeze Chamber.

Primary Freeze Tunnel

This is a 3D model of a Hammer Mill.

Hammer Mill


This a letter of recommendation on a Primary system.

BAS Recommendation


This a pdf of the BAS Plant in California.  BAS Recycling Inc Tour

This video will show the installation in Sharjah, UAE.

Sharjah, UAE Primary installation


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