The BTRC history
The BTRC company has investigated since 2002 the UHP water jetting system and finally, as a result, a detailed feasibility study with extensive full scale tests has proven that this procedure is profitable for big tyres.
Moreover it is proven to be the only way for dismantling the big rubber tyres without limitation of size.
The theoretical study and the worldwide research were completed with a feasibility study based upon a number of tests.
BTRC patents are pending on this full automatic process, including the reduction of energy (Hp) and the technical value of the obtained recuperated products.
The detailed engineering for both processes (UHP water jet cutting operation and the UHP water jetting crumbling operation) is completed by Hatrocom Engineering (partner) and a pilot installation is under construction.
The Belgian KBC bank has become an important financing partner.
There is an ongoing search for strategic partners in the field of the construction and international maintenance of tyre recycling units with preference for machine builders e.g. shredder machine builders with an international network.
Freedom of operation
The BiiP company has checked, confirmed and released the freedom to operate for the BTRC process on all existing patents.
BTRC has now several patents pending on the process and some specific findings of the operation.
UHP water jetting history
Since 1981 some 23 patents have been registered on the UHP water jetting in order to recycle rubber tyres.
In 2008 a UHP pilot plant was set up for tests on all parameters of the UHP jetting and downstream process.