What is Reclaimed Rubber?
yWhat is Reclaimed Rubber?z
Reclaimed Rubber is vulcanized rubber that has been treated chemically and physically in
order to re-enable it to have the same plasticity and adhesive ability
as natural rubber.
At present, because of its better aging and wear and tear resistance and
its superior workability efficiency, Reclaimed Rubber is considered an
excellent rubber ingredient with a very favorable evaluation that has led
to its widespread use.
|yReclaimed Rubber = (CheapEPoor Quality) Generationz
In Japan, from the beginning of the Showa period the industrialization
and use of reclaimed rubber has been in place. At the onset of the 2nd World War, crude rubber became a controlled good. Also, due to the difficulties
faced in importing crude rubber from overseas, the shortage led to a grave
Due to the above reasons, crude rubber became a high-valued commodity and
to compensate for that there was a big surge in the demand for reclaimed
rubber. Thus, at that time reclaimed rubber was only a substitute to make
up for the shortage of crude rubber.
However, at that time, the quality of scrap rubber that was used to make
reclaimed rubber was not good and therefore the sudden mass production
gave rise to inferior products. Thatfs the reason people had the image
that reclaimed rubber is cheap, poor quality rubber.
On the other hand, during the 1950fs, the domestic production of tires
and tubes led to the mass accumulation of scrap rubber. As a result, the
manufacture of reclaimed rubber began to gain pace.
However, at that time, reclaimed synthetic rubber, especially SBR, was
not of the same quality as crude rubber.
|yNo longer a
(cheapEpoor quality) productz
At present, we are no longer in an age of product shortage but rather an
age where the dramatic progress of manufacturing technology has led to
a high-quality product. From being a cheap, poor quality product, reclaimed
rubber is now an excellent compounding ingredient and even with the fall
in the price of crude rubber, the high evaluation of reclaimed rubber has
led to its widespread use.
Also, concerning synthetic rubber, starting with SBR, EPDM, CR, NBR etc,
high quality synthetic rubber is now being manufactured.
|yPosition on Recyclingz
Recently, the issue of industrial waste management is widely taken up
with constant demands for recycling. Amongst those demands, the call to recycle
home appliances and plastic bottles seems to be the main focus with little
attention paid to the recycling of rubber.
This is because recycled rubber which is rubber that has been recycled
has been in existence for a while and therefore lacks the novelty of other
products. However, in reality, recycled rubber is the frontrunner when it comes
to recycled products.
rubber is made up of the same oil components as plastic and its disposal would
have an adverse effect on the environment. Also, although crude rubber is not
dangerous to the environment if disposed, such an act is not recommended.
With an eye to the future, right now is when we have to think seriously
about recycling, and in that aspect understanding the features of reclaimed
rubber and using it to its maximum ability is of prime importance.