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Recycyled Malaysian tyres destined for footwear

Green Rubber Global’s devulcanised rubber will be primarily used by footwear producers.

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Some eight million rubber tyres reportedly reach the end of their useful life each year in Malaysia, most of which end up in landfill sites. Seeing a business opportunity and boosted by an increased worldwide demand for industrial rubber, the country’s Green Rubber Global company has announced plans to open a new plant for the recycling of used tyres into reusable rubber. This will involve what it calls a ‘patented devulcanisation technology’, and the resulting product will be primarily used by shoemakers.

The new facility is expected to be able to process up to 25,000 tonnes of rubber per year. As well as supplying the footwear industry, Green Rubber Global also provides reusable rubber to tyre and conveyor belt manufacturers, and the company exports to China, Europe, Russia, South Africa and South Korea.

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This article was originally published on page 3 of the May 2015 issue of SATRA Bulletin.

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