MONTREAL, Quebec (Sept.5, 2001))—Tire recycling firm Tirex Inc. has signed a contract with Animat Inc., of St.-Elie d'Orford, Quebec, to supply the manufacturer of recycled rubber mats with Rutex crumb rubber. Animat has ordered a minimum of 100,000 pounds of Rutex monthly for the next year, the contract being renewable. The value of the contract was not disclosed.
Tirex produces Rutex through its patented TCS-1 cryogenic grinding system, which it is marketing in Europe, Asia, North America and South America. The Animat deal has nothing to do with Tirex's previously announced deal with Xerus Inc., a formulator of plastic-rubber composites based in Montreal and Quebec City.