Proven technology and more than 30 years of experience
The unique Genan scrap tire recycling concept The Genan scrap tire recycling concept is unique. Genan’s recycling technology was developed in 1990 and has undergone continuous development ever since. In an advanced technological process that was developed and optimized through practical experience over a period of more than 30 years, all types of scrap tires – from passenger cars, vans, trucks, tractors and large earth-moving machines – are separated into their original elements: rubber, steel and textile fibers.
The process is fully automated. To ensure that the output is uniform and of a high quality, the tires are not touched by human hand. There are other suppliers of recycled rubber in the marketplace but none produces a product as uniform and clean as Genan’s.
The output from a Genan plant consists of 75% rubber powder and granulate, 15% steel and 10% textile fibers.
Fine cryogenic powder
At the Genan plant in Viborg, a production line for very fine cryogenic rubber powder is now in operation. These sophisticated products are used as substitutes for virgin raw materials in numerous high-end applications. One example is the tire industry, where substitution results in cradle-to-cradle recycling.
THE GENAN CONCEPT OF TIRE RECYCLING
THE GENAN CONCEPT
The Genan granulation process is a fully automated process. It is not labor-intensive. A 70,000 MT plant needs only three employees to supervise the process – plus one maintenance technician per shift.
QUALITY AND STANDARDS
The Genan granulation process is energy- and quality-certified. Quality samples are extracted daily and analyzed by either in-house or external laboratories to ensure that the products meet the market’s most stringent quality standards – those set by Genan.
PROVEN TECHNOLOGY – CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT
The technical architecture underlying the current process configuration dates back to the 1990s. The technology has been continuously developed with focus on energy reduction, process optimization, output fraction purification and reducing maintenance costs.
The total granulation capacity of all 6 Genan plants is more than 400,000 MT a year.
Genan has produced rubber powder since the 1990s. Based on our vast production experience, a new cryogenic milling line is now in operation in Viborg.
Cryogenic production of fine rubber powder is achieved using only feedstock from the Genan granulation process. This guarantees the quality of input – ensuring a uniform, high-quality output of fine rubber powder.
The cryogenic milling production line is dimensioned for minimal energy consumption. During the design phase, we invested many resources in making the process as eco-friendly as state-of-the-art technology will allow. Two parallel, fully automated cryogenic mills process feedstock and create a high through-put and very homogeneous, fine particles in the output.
Genan’s cryogenic mill line can process 22,500 MT a year.