Tire Derived Aggregate (TDA) consists of scrap tires cut into pieces that have a basic geometrical shape that can vary in size between 2-12 inches and are intended for use in civil engineering applications. TDA has been gaining popularity over gravel because of it is lightweight, thermal insulation (8 times better than gravel), drainage (10 times better than gravel), and low cost. TDA is comparable in price to gravel per ton, but contains three times the volume.
Tire Derived Fuel (TDF) can be used as a substitute energy source for coal, oil and natural gas. TDF is used in cement kilns, power plants, and paper mills around the world. When used as an alternative fuel, TDF produces 25% more energy than coal – generating up to 15,000 BTU/lb. and is cleaner than coal with lower emissions.
Ask about Memphis Tire Recycling's ability to provide crumb for use in flexible pavements as well as for injection molded plastics and asphalt.