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Turn old tyres into new ones

By GEOFFREY YEOW
star2green@thestar.com.my

TYRES. They are on our cars, buses, trucks and motorcycles. Yet, how many of us actually know what happens to them once they outlive their usefulness?

The issue of scrap tyre recycling is often placed down the pecking order after the primary worries of illegal logging, open burning and other forms of pollution. Granted, they may form only a small part of our lives but stacking these unwanted rings of rubber up into a pile will give a sense of what many nations are struggling to deal with – or get rid of.

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14% Recycled Content and Being Evaluated as Virgin Compound!

With SRI Test Light Truck ready for tire measurements at RRI Tire Lab

21st of October 2009 another historic day, light truck tires produced using my activated compound (Magnum SRI custom compound) establishing a 14% recycled content and ensuring the manufacturer a 6% to 8% savings in raw material cost. After having run the tires successfully through several lifetimes (30,000km), official on road measurement and validation trials started today using our tires installed on a light truck  under the supervision and protocol of the Rubber Research Institute. We will be reporting the results of the evaluations as they come out, obviously we are expecting the results to be quite exciting and reflective of the laboratory test results.

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