Kal Tire’s new off-the-road (OTR) tire recycling facility in Antofagasta, Chile, is getting closer to full start-up.
One of two thermal conversion reactors has successfully completed commissioning and is now undergoing full load tests to process 20,000 kg of tires, the equivalent of five 63″ tires. Commissioning of the facility’s second reactor is nearly complete and full production is in sight.
“Kal Tire is committed to solving one of our customers biggest challenges with scrap tires—the disposal of them,” says Dan Allan, senior vice president, Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group. “There have been many learnings to get to this stage, but we wanted to ensure we were building a recycling facility to the highest standards in every aspect of design, safety and environmental considerations.”