world-wide on a yearly basis. If piled up at a height of 25 cm each, it establishes a pile of 200,000 km, 2/3 of the distance to the moon: per year! Apart from the environmental problems which these scrap tires represent, they actually are also a source of valuable materials if they can be recycled and reused in proper ways. The present paper reviews latest developments in the recycling: de-vulcanization of rubber articles, including tires of various sorts, and the contribution which the research in the university of Twente has played in this field. It highlights what has been achieved for different major rubber types, but also what the hurdles are to be taken before rubber recycling is as obvious a technology as the manufacturing of first use rubber-articles.
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|Published - Oct 2019
|Fall 196th Technical Meeting of Rubber Division, ACS 2019 - Cleveland, United States
Duration: 10 Oct 2019 → 12 Oct 2019
Conference number: 196
|Fall 196th Technical Meeting of Rubber Division, ACS 2019
|10/10/19 → 12/10/19