Middle Eastern, Oman Environmental Services Holding Company (Be’ah), appoints Al Affia Global Industries, a small and medium enterprise (SME), with the job of recycling 30,000 tonnes of scrap tyres every year to fight stockpilings.
According to an article in Weiblod.com, Oman is faced with the challenge of end of life tyres as stockpiles continue to accumulate, particularly in Barka and Sur.
Although Oman has tyre recycling programmes, reportedly, it seems they are not enough, therefore, Oman authorities hope to find a solution by working with Al Affia Global Industries, a small and medium enterprise (SME) owned by Omani siblings, Salem and Assad Al Araimi. They will give second life to scrap tyres.
The company plans to recycle around 30,000 tonnes of scrap tyres from Barka and Sur every year, which is made possible by the use of special technology designed by an engineer from Muscat, P T Sivarajan.
Sivarajan, told Tyre and Rubber Recycling:
“It struck me that, with a bit of innovation, I could design an affordable version of a debeading machine typically used in stripping out steel wires from waste tyres.” He added: “I fashioned an Omani version of a debeading machine at one-fourth of the cost of a European equivalent.”
“The equipment has since been licensed by the relevant authorities for use in Oman and will be employed by Al Affia Global in the preliminary processing of waste tyres at Barka and Sur,” said Sivarajan.
Al Affia Global Industries will extract around 4,000 tonnes of steel and the rubber will be used to produce rubber crumb.