Switzerland-based scale-up company Tyre Recycling Solutions (TRS) has selected BUSS’s Compeo technology for the implementation of its TRS Intelligent Compounding concept. The new compounding technology will aid TRS in transforming its powder products – which are produced using recycled end-of-life tires – into valuable compounds at an industrial scale.
TRS’s performance materials require a specific and proprietary compounding process of TPE/TPU-based resins with recycled rubber powder. The process helps to increase circularity in multiple sectors, for an array of different applications within the automotive and construction industries.
The company, based in Préverenges, conducted an extensive amount of market and technology research before choosing the Compeo compounding technology. It was chosen due to its unique combination of powerful, low shear mixing with a conical discharge pump unit for pressure build-up. BUSS’s technical knowledge gained in the handling of elastomers – and the possibility of a pilot scale production campaign at their campus in Pratteln, Switzerland – aided TRS in the development and evaluation of its own products, ahead of TRS commissioning its own compounding plant at the start of 2022.
TRS and BUSS will work together to grow the platform on an international scale by installing more compounding plants. By implementing BUSS’s new compounding solution, the duo aims to contribute to the issue of approximately 1.5 billion tires being scrapped each year globally. By compounding the powder from end-of-life tires obtained by TRS technology into TPE/TPU resins, tires are recycled instead of scrapped, and sustainable, performance-enhancing materials are created to add value in several applications.