BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Feb. 13)—Ecser Holding Corp. has applied for a patent on a new technology to create an engineered rubber substance made from recycled tires designed to absorb oil in oil spills.
The new rubber can absorb up to six times its weight in oil, according to Ecser CEO Moses Gutman. It can be used up to four times for oil absorption, and then makes an excellent additive to rubber products, asphalt or road gravel, he said.
"It´s our goal to recycle 100 percent of all the waste rubber we handle, with nothing going to landfills," he said.
Ecser patented its Counter-Cure rubber devulcanization process — involving a non-toxic, gray-yellow powder — in 2002, and now is selling the powder to a mechanical goods manufacturer in Europe and a shoe sole maker in Asia, Gutman said.