Since 2018 Velorim Ltd has been researching recycling methodologies to find the most appropriate for the bicycle tyres and inner tubes.
Bicycle tyres are shredded and granulated to separate them into their constituent: rubber, steel and fibre. Each of these have their own recovery destinations including safety flooring, construction and insulation. The most exciting output is that the rubber will be reprocessed into viable new raw materials known as Velo-Butylene™ and Velo-SBR™, both of which can be used to manufacture new products.
Apart from the above reprocessing routes, Velorim have ongoing R&D to identify new ways to safely reprocess every component of bicycle tyres and inner tubes. These multiple routes ensure safe and ecological recycling of scrap bicycle rubber so that together ZERO waste to is sent to landfill or exported to other countries.