Riverside Rubber-Stamps Deal With Tyre Recycling Plant
5 January 2007, News release from Riverside Waste Machinery
Riverside Waste Machinery, one of the leading providers of waste equipment in response to the growing clamour from UK industry for environmentally friendly waste handling, disposal and recycling has just delivered its biggest ever order.
North Yorkshire-based Riverside Waste Machinery is the sole distributor of UNTHA shredders in the UK and has sold a £250,000 secondary tyre shredder to Ling Demolition Service Ltd, of Canterbury, Kent, a company which handles some of the 40 million tyres which have to be disposed of in the UK each year.
This purpose-built UNTHA RS100 - 4 Shaft Secondary Tyre Shredder, was built in Austria by UNTHA shredders who are a specialist shredder manufacturer. Riverside Waste Machinery, which is the exclusive UK distributor, says the new machine is now operating alongside a four-year-old pre-shredder that was manufactured by the same company.
Riverside Waste Machinery's managing director Chris Oldfield believes that this system will be the largest, secondary tyre shredder operating in the country. Capable of handling around 250 tyres per hour with its slow-speed high torque, the UNTHA Shredder has some major advantages over the competition.
"High speed shredders create noise, dust and have high wear rates.'' said Mr Oldfield. ''We believe the results achieved by RS 100-4-S, the latest technology from a company which has a pan-European reputation for the quality of its bespoke equipment, are the best available. They turn the rubber into wire free granules which are ideal for a number of uses.''
Working in conjunction with the existing UNTHA S120 - 2 Shaft shredder, the new secondary shredder is fed from a hopper with pre-shredded tyres.
After the shredder has liberated the steel wire it uses a system of magnets to remove the metal so it can be set aside for separate recycling.
The shredder's contra shear cutting blades produce a product which is soft and flexible for safety type applications. These range from children's playgrounds to riding establishments where in the latter case it provides a safe surface for horse exercise. Railway crossings and noise insulation applications are also ideal uses for the shredded rubber, which has been banned from landfill-site disposal since July this year.
The RS100 represents a new generation of tyre shredding and metal separation equipment because of its ability to quickly separate metal from rubber and put each into a separate container ready for transportation.
Mr Oldfield says: ''The rules of the European Landfill Directive mean that there is now a greater need to find alternative uses for the rubber waste from tyres - there was more than 475,000 tonnes of tyres in the UK alone in 2004."
To solve the problem, Riverside will be introducing the new machine to recycling plants across the UK over the coming months. "Not only will this be good for the environment but it will also help the Government meet its recycling obligations," concludes a confident Mr Oldfield.
For further information please email Riverside Waste Machinery