The problem: Wasting valuable materials
Conventional thinking is that crosslinked rubber scrap cannot be recycled into usable compound. It is therefore a disposal problem and not an asset.
In general, rubber is not regarded as an environmentally friendly material. Once valuable resources (raw materials and energy) have been invested in a rubber product they are effectively locked-in by the curing process.
Current technologies are unable to provide environmentally friendly and economic processes to effectively recover these resources
An average of 10% of cured production scrap is disposed of with little or no recovery of value.