How can we account for what is perhaps one of the most spectacular waste disposal failures in human history?
There is likely no other waste as difficult to dispose of as rubber tires. What are tires made of anyway? How could countless groups of scientists and inventers fail so miserably in making profitable use of waste rubber tires? Both wet and dry grinders and shredders were tried at room temperature, as well as at hot and cold temperatures. None were truly profitable unless one was also paid a substantial fee up front to take the waste rubber tires!
Teams of scientists and inventers pursued promising leads. They hit dead ends, they chased clues. Eventually, as often is the case, the solution appears to have been found, more by accident than by design.
Will the alleged solution pan out? Will it stand the test of real life? Will this 'little' machine make over $100/hour net profit even if one has to pay for the waste rubber tires up front? Imagine, ten 'little' machines in a row, that's over $1,000/hour, over $20,000/day, over $5 million/year net profit!
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Question: Should this waste rubber tire machine be sold, franchised, or should the machine be kept for private use? What do you think? Vote here.
Most of the raw material (waste rubber tires) comes with a paycheck. Tire recycling should be profitable from both the recycling process and the sale of its granulated by-products (rubber, steel and fibers). This new rubber granulator system appears to make it profitable even without the front-end tire collection fees unlike conventional granulating systems that require front-end fees for profitability. Crumb Rubber is the name given to any material resulting from granulating scrap tires or other rubber into uniform granules with the steel, fiber, dust, glass, and rock removed.
Crumb rubber production is accomplished by grinding techniques generally known as ambient or cryogenic. Ambient means grinding at room temperature. Cryogenic means grinding at very low temperatures. Other methods exist such as proprietary wet-grinding.
To the best of our knowledge, the ambient method is too maintenance intensive and is considered by most as not profitable and is generally rejected as not feasible. The cryogenic method is in general use and would likely not be profitable if the front-end tire collection fees were removed from the equation.
Our new shredder reported in this news release uses a simple dry ambient system that appears to be very low maintenance (a few hours a month). The prototype has been built and is in use. A US patent has been granted to us in January, 2007, and international PCT filings have been made in all industrialized nations. Ambient systems like ours turn out a more desirable rubber crumb because the rubber is not chemically modified. Cryogenic systems tend to produce hard pebble like crumb.