ZC Rubber and Nanjing Lvjinren in recycling R&D tie-up

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Zhongce Rubber Group Co. (ZC Rubber) and Nanjing Lvjinren Rubber & Plastic High-tech Co. are to expand their capacity for rubber recycling. This will involve the establishment of a new recycling operation, which will come online in September 2020, with an annual production capacity of 20,000 tons of recycled rubber.

Furthermore, key to the project, ZC Rubber says that the factory will become China’s leading recycled rubber initiative in terms of its intelligence with the latest Industrial 4.0 technologies and recycling capabilities installed at the site.

ZC Rubber is the only experimental unit designated by the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China and the China Tyre Recycling Association.

The tire manufacturer places huge importance on its social responsibilities and bases its development model on sustainable resources, carrying out pilot projects for the recovery and utilization of waste tires.

ZC Rubber has been working with universities and scientific research organizations domestically and abroad to develop use cases for waste tires. In 2017, the company ordered its first recycled rubber production lines from Nanjing Lvjinren Rubber through the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China.

Supported by Prof. Zhang Liqun’s team at Beijing University of Chemical Technology, ZC Rubber has developed a safe and repeatable preparation process for recycled rubber with stable product performance.

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