Factories And Plants

JUNE 2021

Second chance for tires

According to experts, the world stocks of used tires are about 80 million tons. This is one of the most acute problems in waste disposal: tires occupy huge areas, and when they burn, they emit toxic substances. Moscow based enterprise Oris Prom has been processing tires since 2014. The company is sure: tires are not garbage, but raw materials!

WHAT'S WRONG WITH TIRES

The number of cars in the world is growing every year. 77.6 million new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles were sold in 2020, according to LMC Automotive. The number of tires increases with them. Moreover, if the average lifespan of one ordinary car is about 13 years, then the tire has only five or six. And this is one of the most problematic types of waste. First, for many years, tires were sent to landfills, where they remained for a long time. Secondly, this is a bulk waste that requires significant areas. Thirdly, tires are fire hazardous, and when they burn, they emit a lot of toxic substances.

However, the solution to the problem is known – recycling.
OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS, THE COMPANY HAS INVESTED ABOUT 1 BILLION RUBLES AT ITS OWN EXPENSE IN THE PRODUCTION OF RECYCLING USED TIRES (INCLUDING CLEANING METAL CORD) AND HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES.

ALL FOR RECYCLING

The Oris Prom company was founded in 2001 and initially specialized in the processing of scrap and waste of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, as well as construction waste.

Today the company processes scrap at three production sites, using advanced technologies and modern equipment. This provides a deep comprehensive processing of all groups of steel scrap and allows the use of finished products at metallurgical enterprises of the country without additional processing. The production sites of the plant are equipped with powerful hydraulic shears for cutting scrap metal, mobile presses and more than 25 units of loading equipment: these are forklifts, a shunting locomotive, etc.

In 2014, a complex for processing tires was built at the production base of the enterprise. The employees have developed a special system that allows you to safely and quickly recycle waste by mechanical shredding. Today it is one of the most modern production facilities, which in this configuration has no analogues in Russia.
5-6 YEARS – AVERAGE TIRE LIFE;

120-130 YEARS – IS THE TIME IT TAKES FOR A TIRE TO DECOMPOSE.

ABOUT 70 THOUSAND TONS OF USED TIRES ARE FORMED IN MOSCOW PER YEAR, MORE THAN 40 THOUSAND TONS PER YEAR ARE PROCESSED BY ORIS PROM.

HOW IT WORKS?

The company organizes the collection, transportation of used tires – there are several collection points in the city. In production, they are crushed into crumb rubber. It is used as coatings: for example, on playgrounds or sports grounds, in workshops or factory halls. It is also used to produce the soles of rubber boots, thermal and moisture insulating materials to protect and insulate buildings.

Over 40 thousand tons of used tires were collected and recycled in 2020 according to the company. The plans for this year are to achieve processing of 55 thousand tons: this will be a record figure for the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

The company also plans to build another factory for processing household and electronic appliances for 30–50 thousand tons of waste, a plant for processing used tires using the new technology for 20–25 thousand tons and a plant for processing all types of plastics.
Vladimir Koscheev,
Deputy General Director of the Oris Prom company:
"Our company was conceived and created as an innovative processing enterprise, capable not only of solving important problems associated with the return of secondary resources to production, but also constantly developing in order to work efficiently.

Today, it is necessary to interact with the executive bodies of the state power of Moscow in order to create conditions for the optimal placement of containers or other places for collecting used tires. It should be convenient for car owners to get rid of them in a civilized way, and not to put tires on the sites of solid waste and even more so not to create unauthorized collection points."
E-mail: pressprom@mos.ru
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