Austin Rubber’s technology is based on a patented chemical devulcanization process that also extracts extender oil and additives from original rubber compounds to produce a blend of natural rubber, synthetic rubber and high-reinforcing grade carbon black named APX® Devulcanized Rubber.
APX® is a high-quality, raw-equivalent, agglomerated black powder that is effectively used as a compound substitute. APX® is applied at high compound loadings to realize significant cost savings compared to virgin elastomers while maintaining physical properties and integrates seamlessly into the compounding process. As a recycled material that is REACH compliant for substances of very high concern (SVHC), APX® is an environmentally-friendly material that can help clients achieve sustainability goals.
Benefits of APX® Devulcanized Rubber
- Cost: savings on raw material costs as well as processing costs
- Performance: maintains or improves physical and dynamic properties with 15-60% loadings
- Production: integrates easily into existing compound process and equipment
- Sustainability: solves global environmental issue of landfilling waste tires and other rubber goods