ReTern - the toughest recycled rubber - now available to license
PRL has shown that ReTern masterbatch can be made from various types of rubber crumb e.g Truck tyre, passenger tyre, EPDM crumb from mouldings and hose, NBR from punched gasket scrap or matting and HNBR from timing belt waste.
The masterbatch can be made using conventional high sheer rubber process equipment such as internal mixers and cold feed extruders, and can be used in a closed loop situation or stand alone process.
The level of recombination with new compound will be determined by the physical properties obtained and the processing constraints. In most cases adjustments will need to the formulation that the ReTern is being added to.