Result Technology A.G., a Swiss recycling firm, has set up a North American office in Toronto to market its patented process that it claims provides complete, environmentally friendly recycling of tires and other goods.
Entirely mechanical, the Result Technology process uses no chemicals, gasses or fluids of any kind and is highly energy-efficient, according to company publicity.
The crux of the Result Technology process is an accelerator that runs at speeds up to 3,000 rpm, said Brian Brady, who became the firm's North American representative June 12. The accelerator sends wind through the system at speeds exceeding 100 mph, and the air-driven system separates the component parts of shredded tires, electric cables, metal and plastic compounds, electronic products and other recyclable goods.
Recycled materials remain in their solid state throughout the process, the company said. For example, the rubber and steel of a scrap tire are separated cleanly, with both maintaining a high degree of purity and quality. The system is extremely flexible, allowing it to work on a long list of recyclable goods, the firm added.
Besides its headquarters in Mammern, Switzerland, Result Technology has small recycling plants operating in France, South Korea and Japan. Further facilities in Belgium, Italy and Scotland will go onstream this year, Mr. Brady said.
While the current facilities don't recycle tires, Result Technology is in discussions with Japanese businessmen to build a tire recycling plant there, according to Mr. Brady.
``When I was in Switzerland last month, they were talking to the Japanese then,'' he said.
Meanwhile, in the two months since Mr. Brady said he established Result Technology's North American office, he has begun negotiations with potential partners in Toronto, New York, Texas and California to set up recycling facilities.