What sets American Recycling’s black rubber granules apart from the competition?
In order to ensure a consistent, quality recycled product, we complete sieve analysis to ensure the best yields for the end user. This tells us how much coverage the product will have using a given weight of material. Using an industrial scrap product that is essentially "new" material, we are starting with a cleaner raw material which gives us a cleaner end product.
How are black rubber granules made?
Industrial scrap rubber is collected from the manufacturer in numerous shapes and sizes. Once it arrives to our facility, it is sorted and sent through a series of grinding operations to be cut to the desired size.
Who usually buys black rubber granules?
Our typical customer includes safety surface installers, contractors, loose-fill playgrounds, landscape professionals, equine arena footing and some breeding programs , gun ranges & coatings installers.
How do you decide what size rubber granules to buy?
It depends on the application they are doing.
FAQScrap Rubber Recycling
What is the process scrap rubber recycling must go through to become the final product?
New scrap rubber suppliers are evaluated by our raw material manager to qualify for our process, then determine the most effective way of transporting to our facility. Once the program is in place and scrap product arrives, it is sorted and sent through our production process to grind down to a number of different end product sizes. These range from .5mm up to 3/4."
How do I know if my rubber is recyclable?
In order to accept incoming material, we look for the following characteristics; fully vulcanized/cured scrap product, free from contaminants such as fiber/metal/plastic, must meet our density specifications, and thick enough to produce an end product in granule form. To establish ongoing programs, our Raw Material Manager will determine the best arrangement for shipping based on quality of scrap material, volume/frequency of shipments, and location.
What are the benefits of using recycled rubber?
Using a recycled product is good for the environment, keeps costs down when compared to virgin products, and there may be situations that it will help qualify for Leed points.
How can people recycle their rubber through American Recycling?
We are not a public recycler for household recyclables or tires. If you are looking to recycle industrial pre-consumer/post-industrial rubber that meets our requirements, please contact us to learn more!
FAQRosehill TPV Colored Rubber Granules
How are Rosehill TPV colored rubber granules made?
The recipe for Rosehill TPV is a proprietary formula, however, the production process uses state-of-the art extrusion technology to ensure color consistency and the ultimate UV stability throughout the entire color lineup.
How does Rosehill TPV differ from EPDM rubber granules?
Rubber safety surfaces have traditionally been installed using EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) as the color granule. Quality of EPDM ranges based on production standards at various manufacturers, as well as raw material and process variations. Rosehill TPV uses consistent raw polymer as well as UV stabilizers, calcium carbonate fillers, non-yellowing processing oils, and a production process that creates consistency between batches. This gives you the highest level of flexibility and color stability.
What do customers usually buy Rosehill TPV colored rubber granules for?
Common uses for Rosehill TPV colored rubber granules are sports & safety surfacing, dog agility applications, turf infill, or even loose for creative children sensory applications.
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