Anglo Recycling product showcased

AngloThermal and acoustic insulation made from rubber crumb from recycled lorry tyres is one of twenty two new sustainable innnovations which are being showcased in Future Zone at the Ecobuild 2010 exhibition which is taking place at Earl’s Court in London from March 2-4.
The rubber crumb is being bonded with a cold cure resin which foams and bonds to form a low density insulation product by UK company Anglo Recycling.
The challenge the company faced was in developing a ‘cold cure’ binder resin system to produce a product with low embodied energy, but with thermal and acoustic performance characteristics similar to rockwool.
Anglo reports it has achieved this in the laboratory and is continuing the research and development in order to make the product commercial and to see how it performs when installed in a real, practical environment.
The waste raw material is rubber crumb particles and rayon fibre, by-products from the truck tyre industry. Between 100-200 tons of this is teken to landfill every week in the UK.
The products will have high recycled wasta content of between 65-90%, low embodied energy and target performance properties equivalent to currently available products.  Source nonwovenslive.com

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