Tires

Worn but valuable

Output material: tires after shredding
Output material: tires after shredding

The main raw materials in a tire are rubber, steel and textile fibers, which can be recycled for either the material or the energy it contains. In both cases, the initial process is the same:

  • The BHS Rotary Shear (type VR) will shred the tires of passenger vehicles, trucks and construction machinery (up to a diameter of 3 m) down to a particle size ranging from 80 to 150 mm. This results in bulk material that can be processed with ease.
  • Then, the BHS HeavyCut Granulator (type NGH) is used to produce a granulate with a particle size ranging from 15 to 80 mm, depending on the customer’s requirements. In addition, steel fractions are largely exposed, allowing for separation using an overhead magnet.


The end product can be used for waste-to-energy applications. Further process steps are required to obtain a rubber granulate or rubber flour suitable for material recycling, which needs to be free of textile adhesions, dust fractions and 100% free of steel. BHS offers suitable systems technology for this area of application in the form of a cutting mill or a pan grinder mill. BHS recycling systems feature a modular design and can therefore grow along with your company’s requirements.

Video "Recycling of tires"

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HeavyCut Granulator (NGH) brochure (PDF / 3.2 MB)
HeavyCut Granulator (NGH) brochure

Product brochure for the HeavyCut Granulator (NGH)

Size: 3.2 MB
Brochure "Rotary Shear (VR)" (PDF / 3.7 MB)
Brochure "Rotary Shear (VR)"

Product brochure for Rotary Shear (VR)

Size: 3.7 MB

Advantages of BHS Recycling Technology

  • Proven shredding technology
  • High system availability
  • Modular system concept
  • Market-ready product qualities
  • Competent service

BHS recycling technical center

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