Gumiimpex-GRP PLC is the first company in Croatia to start the waste (used) vehicle tire recycling business, in 2005.The main goal is to reduce the impact on the environment by reusing valuable properties of rubber. Thereby Croatia joins the countries that are trying to organize a quality waste tire management.
Using modern technologies, through processing of old, used tires we are able to produce granulate of various sizes, whose later use is present in numerous industries: construction, infrastructure, transport, agriculture (cattle industry and horticulture), on sports fields and urban recreational areas, children’s playgrounds and rehabilitation centres.
Through the use of mechanical recycling, tires are first ripped to larger pieces (shreds and chips) and then, using gradual fragmentation, go through a separation process leading to separated primary tire components – rubber, steel and textiles. Research shows that the mechanical waste tire recycling process is by far friendlier to the environment and the nature than the process of burning them as an energy source. Natural resources are best protected by recycling tires through the re-use of rubber granulate, i.e. entering the usage cycle once again.