Despite extensive research, vulcanization has historically been a non-reversible process with the result that it has not been possible to re-use vulcanized rubber in the production of new rubber products.
Our proprietary processing system along with the award-winning and globally-patented DeLink creates the Green Rubber de-vulcanised compound.
De-vulcanization is the reverse of the vulcanization process. The sulfur bonds are opened up and the chemical characteristics of the de-vulcanized material now resemble virgin rubber compound.
The DeLink reactant is a patented chemical mixture comprised of chemicals used commonly in the rubber industry. The process is mechano-chemical in nature, in that it requires mechanical shear to expose fresh crumb surfaces to the DeLink reactant, in order to effectively uncouple the sulfur cross links in the polymer chain.
The material resulting from the Green Rubber proprietary processing system closely retains the properties of the original virgin rubber compound. This is further processed to yield a technically standardized and cost-effective compound, Green Rubber.
The Green Rubber compound can be used in the manufacturing of rubber-based products from shoe soles, to tyres, and building materials.
Whilst Charles Goodyear revolutionized the rubber industry in 1839 by inventing vulcanization, Green Rubber Global finishes the job by making de-vulcanization possible – thus making rubber truly recyclable.
Green Rubber through the DeLink technology enables a decrease in impact on climate change by providing an alternative to tyre-burning for fuel, and reducing pressure on landfill by recycling waste tyres.