Milan (Italy), March 15th, 2023 On the path towards establishing a sustainable circular
economy in the tire manufacturing sector, RubberJet Valley and Vertech entered into
another important partnership in the recycling sector. Zeppelin Systems is a global
leader in plant engineering for the handling of high-quality bulk materials. With over
70 years of experience in process engineering and extensive knowledge in handling
countless raw materials, Zeppelin Systems offers complete and reliable solutions.
Our RubberJet Group is specialized in recycling particularly – through a proprietary
100% environmental friendly technology that use only high pressure water jet – large
End of Life Tires, as trucks, large Off-the-road and mining Tires and enable to produce
a unique High-quality rubber material (Powder or Granule) with a greater level of
purity and natural rubber content which can later be used to manufacture new tires
or more generally new rubber compounds.
At the current state end-of-life OTR are not recycled efficiently due to their size and most of
the them are simply abandoned and only sometimes they are cut to reduce their size in
order to be able to transport them awaiting for further arrangements or burned.
With the the continuous growth in demand for Natural Rubber, especially from the tyres
industries, the expansion of natural rubber processing sector is becoming a huge
environmental issue. In the process developed by RubberJet Group, primarily off-the-road
or giant tires are broken down into individual parts by a high-pressure water jet process
using a proprietary and 100 percent environmentally friendly method. Rubber and steel are
separated by the water jet technology, and the rubber flour and granulate obtained can be
marketed directly as recycled material. By their very nature, the high natural rubber content
of rubber used in large tire compounds ensures that the recyclates obtained are of
particularly high quality. In addition, the recycling process gives the recycled materials an
especially large surface structure. This is essential for renewed interlacing, such that the
recycled material can be vulcanized again.
“It is necessary to emphasize that the large OTR and Giant end-of-life OTR tyres are formed
mainly by Natural Rubber that is extracted from rubber trees and this precious raw material
has been included in 2017 and in 2021 in the list of 26 European Critical Raw materials.
Furthermore, EU is now 100% dependant of Natural Rubber from Asia. Therefore, with our
innovative High Pressure Water-Jet Technology, we allow to produce a real high quality
rubber powder that can be used again replacing the Natural Rubber or Synthetic Rubber
within the new tire compounds or more generally in all rubber application for Clients that
would like to achieve environmental and saving benefits deriving from the using of a 100%
Green Material” says Tommaso Verri, CEO of RubberJet Group.
By giving tires a second life, we are making more sustainable use of resources and thus
significantly contributing to a sustainable circular economy. This is what the strategic
cooperation and partnership between Zeppelin Systems and RubberJet Group and Vertech
achieves. We create solutions!
About the RubberJet Group/Vertech
RubberJet Group/Vertech is an innovative group excelling in the field of Circular Economy
for Natural Rubber. RubberJet Group has been established as representative group of
innovative entities operating in selected and highly promising sectors focused on high-value
circular economy in the rubber sector from End-of-Life Tires. The main strategy is basis on
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) parameters and built on partnerships and
agreements made with international and local stakeholder interested into making an real
change in the sustainability issues of Natural Rubber made product.
RubberJet Valley – entity belong to RubberJet Group – has installed the first industrial
production plant able to recycle truck and large End-of-Life Tires through the proprietary
technology named High Pressure Water Jet™ which in 100% environmentally friendly
manner – using only high pressure water jet – is able to recycle a wide variety of rubber/metal
products like medium and heavy tires that way turning them back into their original raw
materials which can be integrated in the new production processes.
Our Mission: Using our unique proprietary technology to provide our customers with the
best and the most cost effective solution allowing them to reduce the costs and to replace
virgin raw materials with the recycled ones that way helping transform whole industries into
circular business models.
Our Vision: To be the leading provider of the innovative technology and innovative products
allowing our customers and partners to maximize the re-use of recycled raw materials
globally that way preserving natural resources, minimizing environmental impact and
helping transform industries into a circular model