Large rubber products can be molded by using only ground tire rubber (GTR) without any additive or binder due to a new technology called "direct molding". Rubber granules and powders from tire recycling are compression molded at elevated temperatures and pressures. The feasibility of this process was clearly shown in laboratory but the step to the industrial scale was missing. Thanks to an European Project (SMART "Sustainable Molding of Articles from Recycled Tires") this step has been made and some results are reported in this study. The press used for compression molding is described. Some tests were made to measure the energy consumption so as to evaluate costs for production in comparison with conventional technologies for GTR molding (by using binders). Results show that 1 m2 tiles can be easily molded with several thicknesses in a reasonable low time. Energy consumption is higher than conventional technologies but it is lower than the cost for binders.

Quadrini, F., Gagliardi, D., Tedde, G.m., Santo, L., & Musacchi, E. (2016). Direct molding of pavement tiles made of ground tire rubber. ??????? it.cilea.surplus.oa.citation.tipologie.CitationProceedings.prensentedAt ??????? 19th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming, ESAFORM 2016, fra [10.1063/1.4963430].

Direct molding of pavement tiles made of ground tire rubber

QUADRINI, FABRIZIO;GAGLIARDI, DONATELLA;TEDDE, GIOVANNI MATTEO;SANTO, LOREDANA;
2016

Abstract

Large rubber products can be molded by using only ground tire rubber (GTR) without any additive or binder due to a new technology called "direct molding". Rubber granules and powders from tire recycling are compression molded at elevated temperatures and pressures. The feasibility of this process was clearly shown in laboratory but the step to the industrial scale was missing. Thanks to an European Project (SMART "Sustainable Molding of Articles from Recycled Tires") this step has been made and some results are reported in this study. The press used for compression molding is described. Some tests were made to measure the energy consumption so as to evaluate costs for production in comparison with conventional technologies for GTR molding (by using binders). Results show that 1 m2 tiles can be easily molded with several thicknesses in a reasonable low time. Energy consumption is higher than conventional technologies but it is lower than the cost for binders.
19th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming, ESAFORM 2016
fra
2016
Rilevanza internazionale
Settore ING-IND/16 - Tecnologie e Sistemi di Lavorazione
English
Intervento a convegno
Quadrini, F., Gagliardi, D., Tedde, G.m., Santo, L., & Musacchi, E. (2016). Direct molding of pavement tiles made of ground tire rubber. ??????? it.cilea.surplus.oa.citation.tipologie.CitationProceedings.prensentedAt ??????? 19th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming, ESAFORM 2016, fra [10.1063/1.4963430].
Quadrini, F; Gagliardi, D; Tedde, Gm; Santo, L; Musacchi, E
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