EQS-News Production cycle of bicycle tyres closed: Pyrum supplies recovered carbon black to Schwalbe to produce new bicycle tyres
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Production cycle of bicycle tyres closed: Pyrum supplies recovered carbon black to Schwalbe to produce new bicycle tyres
- Series delivery of recovered carbon black (rCB) by Pyrum to Schwalbe has started
- Cycle of bicycle tyre production thus completely closed thanks to the "Schwalbe Recycling System" already initiated
- Sustainably produced bicycle tyres to be launched on the market in June 2023
Dillingen / Saar, 28 November 2022 - Pyrum Innovations AG ("Pyrum"), a pioneer in the sustainable recycling of end-of-life tyres (ELT) based on its patented, unique pyrolysis technology, announces the first delivery of rCB to Ralf Bohle GmbH with its Schwalbe brand. The rCB is obtained from used bicycle tyres that Schwalbe collects from specialist dealers throughout Germany with its "Schwalbe Recycling System". Subsequently, Pyrum with its pyrolysis plant in Dillingen takes over the mechanical processing as well as the pyrolytic recycling of the used tyres. Thus, Schwalbe is now starting production of the first bicycle tyre to use rCB completely. The tyre is to be presented in June 2023 at the world's largest bicycle trade fair Eurobike in Frankfurt and will then be available in stores.
Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum Innovations AG: "One of our declared goals is to achieve a circular economy concept for recycling used tyres in the medium to long term. Together with our partner, Ralf Bohle GmbH with its Schwalbe brand, we are now a big step closer to this goal in terms of bicycle tyres."
The rCB was delivered to Schwalbe as part of the commissioning of the pelletiser plant at the main plant in Dillingen. The pelletiser increases the transportability of the rCB and thus facilitates the further processing of the raw material. As a result, the rCB delivery volume can be increased significantly. In addition, the site's production lines 2 and 3 are expected to start operations in the first half of 2023 and significantly increase the processing capacity of ELT - including used bicycle tyres. The official operating permit for the expansion has already been obtained.