A new type of circular economy plant will be completed in Loppi municipality in Finland. The plant will produce high-quality recycled rubber from used tires. Apila Group is preparing a business ecosystem with the recycled rubber plant and the product manufacturing industry.
The project aims to ensure, through business co-operation, that the material fractions produced at the new tire recycling plant in Finland meet the requirements of the products. The co-operation aims to enable the availability of domestic circular economy raw material in Finland that meets industry needs.
The project includes:
- Evaluating the mechanical and chemical properties of the recycled material.
- Studying the raw material possibilities in various plastic and rubber composite products and different manufacturing technologies.
- The production of test pieces and test experiments.
The needs of the industry for raw materials and open issues are mapped through interviews with materials experts. A joint project is planned with interested companies, including preparing a funding application. In a possible joint venture, the purpose is to deepen product development to ensure the recoverability of recycled rubber and to increase the circular economy rate of industrial products.
Additional information: Pirjo Rinnepelto, +358 40 1494251, firstname.lastname@example.org