NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario—Pyrolysis and devulcanization—two technologies that rubber recyclers have striven to make commercially viable for decades—were major topics at the 2016 Rubber Recycling Symposium held in Niagara Falls Oct. 5-7.
Executives of several recycling companies discussed their firms' proprietary technologies at the conference, telling the audience that significant advances in pyrolysis and devulcanization technology have made their companies into reliable producers of high-quality recycled products.
The theme of the conference was “Driving Towards the Circular Economy,” and the recycling executives said their technologies would help manufacturers and government officials achieve their goal of converting waste tires into value-added new products.
Eliot Sorella, chairman and CEO of Ecolomondo Corp. Inc., said his company has spent more than 25 years and more than $30 million Canadian developing its thermal decomposition process.
Ecolomondo has dedicated technical teams who have overcome critical operational challenges to offer customers a sustainable way of recycling hydrocarbon waste into high-quality, ready-for-use recovered resources, according to Sorella.
Unlike many competing technologies, Economondo has achieved industrial-scale output and can deliver consistent products that meet custom specifications, he said.
Achieving a circular economy worldwide has become crucial, according to Sorella.