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The Recyclatrack Process

Recyclatrack has developed a unique, patented Aquablast© waterjet process which uses only low volumes of fresh water. Waterjets have to reach velocities approaching Mach 3 at an operating pressure of over 55,000 psi (3,800 bar) to break down hard rubber compounds effectively but the process requires no chemicals or incineration and there are no hazardous emissions of any kind. The waterjet process eliminates any fire risk from scrap rubber material, a very common problem within the conventional rubber recycling industry.

Steel track segments are recovered completely undamaged and spotlessly clean. The Aquablast© process generates totally wire-free fine rubber powders in an approximate size range from 1.5mm downwards with the majority of material lying in the 0.5mm – 1.0mm size range, suitable for a wide range of re-moulding, re-manufacturing or devulcanisation / surface modification processes.

The supersonic waterjets heat by kinetic energy to almost 70C blasting away virtually all contamination and impurities. Excess heat is harvested by two further processes enabling rapid drying of the clean, wet rubber powder.

Water is filtered and recycled continually and Recyclatrack also recovers rainwater from the roof of the 20,000 square foot building which houses the recycling process.

Recyclatrack operates from an 18 acre fully Environment Agency licensed MRF (Materials Recycling Facility) site at Beccles in Suffolk, close to the port of Lowestoft. A complete audit trail is provided for all waste materials entering the site and collection is available by licensed waste carriers.