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Tyres Herco SA is since June 2010 a partner in an EU project called ACE, financed by the Eco-Innovation program. This program aims to help eco-innovations enter the European market. The innovation has to be ready for the market. No work in the innovation is possible within the project.

The goal for the ACE-project is:

The creating of Europe´s first value chain of recycled rubber from end-of-life tyres to high quality rubber & plastic end products brings the beginning of a solution for the recycling of tires in Europe.

At 2015 the goal is to  have a market value of 25 M€

This projects first half aims to identify possible uses and markets for the innovation. We have succeeded very well with that and must really exclude a long list of prospects to focus on a handful of projects that we will have resources for.

The properties for the material is very good and exceeds properties for similar virgin material as EPDMSantoprene, etc . The material has supreme ageing properties, are easy to glue, has very good flex values and is easy to reuse. The hybrid material is a thermoplastic material and has substantial lower production cost compared to vulcanized materials.

The invention has proof of concept since it has been used in the USA for soon 20 years. Between 15.000 and 20.000 ton are annually produced there. Half goes to the automotive business.

Information about this material can be found atwww.ecorub.eu .

Tyres Herco SA can aid you with contacts and finding right solutions for your demands. Please  MrAntonis Zotos onazotos@herco.gr.We share our passion for tyre recycling innovation with a number of inventors around the world. Some of which have come up with truly innovative ideas on recycling used tyres.

We collected and present some of the most innovative uses for your amusement:





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