At Waverly Carbon we are proud to say we produce Recovered Carbon Black. We do not recycle tyres and we do not pyrolyse tyres. The only waste we deal with is operational waste that we are continuously trying to eradicate from our manufacturing processes. We believe that for the industry to develop there needs to be a division of roles; with separate enterprises with different business models focused on different parts of the supply chain. This could be one that manages tyre waste, selling oil or like us one that produces Recovered Carbon Black. This allows all parties in the recycling waste tyres ecosystem to specialise in what they are good at and operate an efficient supply chain. In this way, tyre waste is remediated effectively, sustainable oil is produced, and Recovered Carbon Black can be refined.
We have set up our plant so that tyre pyrolysis operators have a viable sales opportunity for their tyre char (shredded tyre). By providing a solution for pyrolysed tyre char one of the main barriers to the establishment of an effective UK tyre recycling through pyrolysis is removed. Waverly Carbon has made significant investment in order to build a state-of-the-art facility in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, UK. Around our central milling process are a raft of other manufacturing operations, including pelletising, metal removal and a flexible packaging approach to provide customers with the widest choice of packaging solutions. Furthermore, in late 2020 the company will begin production trials of its proprietary ash removal solution, that will result in impurities reduce to 1%.
Producing pyrolysed tyre char can be simple. Ensuring its usable in the production of Recovered Carbon Black is more challenging. Problems are significant; managing moisture, volatiles and the presence of other matter can be tricky. High levels of sulphur can be difficult to manage and needs minimising carefully (for oil as well as carbon black).
Waverly Carbon works with suppliers to help them optimise pyrolysis output and to ensure consistency of output. Consistency of output starts with consistency of input; ensuring that a consistent mix or single type of tyre is maintained. In our manufacturing system we have full traceability and can trace production back to which supplier it came from and whether they have changed their input mix. For our material acceptance procedure, we conduct tests based on ASTM specifications as approved by the ASTM D36 committee.
If you would like to speak to us about recycling waste tyre char please contact us