Recycled tire rubber can enhance product performance in a variety of industries, and new, innovative California-made recycled tire products are regularly being introduced to the marketplace. The links below describe a sampling of those products now on the market, and indicate the diverse opportunities for using raw materials like crumb rubber manufactured from tires.
Animal Care Products (Stall Mats)
For more than a dozen years recycled tires have been used in a variety of animal care products such as horse arena surfacing, stall mats, cow mats and equestrian barn and breezeway flooring. These products are cost competitive with their traditional counterparts, while providing enhanced performance and durability. Depending on the application, the benefits of using animal care products made from recycled tires may include reduced maintenance; increased animal comfort and reduced stress to animal joints and muscles; insulating qualities; and slip resistance.
Crumb rubber made from tires is used to manufacture ballistic backdrops and mats installed in indoor and outdoor shooting range systems and other ballistic environments. Size reduce ground rubber is placed in berms or molded into tiles that can be applied on walls, baffles, ceilings and floors, providing durable, long-lasting sound insulation and bullet catchment performance. These products help to minimize the presence of lead in the environment, and can meet a variety of standards including flammability (DIN 4102), tensile strength (DIN 53571) and bullet resistance (DIN 5051-1).
Other Recycled Tire Products
Other recycled tire products currently on the market include: a wide range of mats for home or industrial use; automotive/custom molded industrial parts, and retread tires. New products appear all the time; contact CalRecycle with your ideas for new products made from recycled tires.
Disclaimer: Product benefits and standards testing and documentation may vary according to specific products and vendors. CalRecycle makes no warranty, express or implied, and assumes no liability for the information provided in this website. References to individual businesses and their commercial products does not constitute an endorsement by CalRecycle. The information contained in this website is not complete, and is provided as a convenience to our website visitors and for informational purposes only.
For more information contact: Tire-Derived Products, TireGrants@calrecycle.ca.gov