Looking at junkyards full of old tires, you come to understand that car owners of Vladivostok change their tires a lot. Sometimes, they set these tires on fire which pollutes the air greatly. Two years ago they decided to solve this problem by opening a tire recycling factory where they could turn old needless tires into a new stadium track surface. So, here it is!
At the factory they accept tires of all sizes for three rubles (30 cents) for a kilogram.
A ground in front of the factory.
They accept damaged tires too. The only condition is that they should have no paint and oil spots and burning marks.
The production process is harmless and environmentally safe. Before recycling, they pull out the metal wire.
They cut the middle part of the tire out with the help of this equipment.
This is the iron wire they pull out.
They put tire cores aside.
Then they cut the tire into 10-kilogram pieces, which later go to the hydraulic shearing machine.
Pieces of tires go to the conveyor one by one.
Another tire is about to be cut into pieces.
Then it goes into the crusher, granulator and vibrating table.
They separate big and small granules which later get into 25-kilogram sacks.
10 workers and 28 units of equipment produce 1.5 tons of rubber granules out of 3 tons of tires per shift.
By the next year, the management of the factory plans to increase the production capacity and recycle up to 5000 tons of tires per year. However, to solve the problem of the city completely, they have to adopt a centralized system of tire collection and to recycle 10 thousand tons of tires a year.