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Posted By: Graeme Ogg
Posted On: Saturday February 8, 2020 at 2:56 PM
 
Message:
Tyres can be recycled OK.
The fact that they lie around for years in huge piles is just the same problem as mountains of car wrecks lying around in scrapyards for years. People are unwilling to spend the time and effort to recycle them because it's easier to put them out of mind and just buy something new. With more environmental awareness, things may change.

Tyre recycling plants chop them into pieces then grind those down into small granules from which the remnants of the steel reinforcment can be removed with magnets. Any nylon or neoprene reinforcement will probably just get blended into the granules. The vulcanisation hich made the rubber tougher and more heat-resistant isn't a problem, it is still just rubber.

The resulting material can be used for things like road surfacing, athletic and playground surfaces, building insulation, matting, conveyor belts and even gardening mulch.

Just a matter of having the will to do it.

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I saw one of those on ebay by carl parrish #27275.1
Why not a CLAIM to the owner of NEO? IS A FRAUD!!!!! (EOM) by renato camesasca #27275.1.1
Carl, you are right! I use to have quite a collection of Neo models, by Alex Taylor #27275.1.2
I have quite a few white metal models that are laughable as well...not by Bob Jackman #27275.1.2.1
Point of order - white metal models are not diecast. by Harvey Goranson #27275.1.2.2
Whatever they are made of, they can all be good, bad or indifferent. by Graeme Ogg #27275.1.2.2.1
Well stated Graeme. (EOM) by Harvey Goranson #27275.1.2.2.1.1
If a model looks right to me and I like it I will buy it whether it's a cheap diecast or by Rich Pendleton #27275.1.2.2.1.1.1
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I'm delighted with my NEOs -- I just avoided the inaccuate subjects--or those that have gone bananas (EOM) by Mark Lampariello #27275.1.2.2.1.2
+1. Some of them are very good, like this Maserati. by Harvey Goranson #27275.1.2.2.1.2.1
Brooklin are centrifugally cast in rubber molds, so that means they are not diecast. Is... by Karl Schnelle #27275.1.2.2.2
Yes, I think it's just a matter of conventional terminology. by Graeme Ogg #27275.1.2.2.2.1
Thanks, man! Part of the fun in collecting is knowing these type details! (EOM) by Karl Schnelle #27275.1.2.2.2.1.1
Which brings up another point Karl. by Harvey Goranson #27275.1.2.2.2.1.1.1
All good points, but let's not forget the fine old slush cast models. (pic) by David Holcombe #27275.1.2.2.2.1.2
Always great to see the old ones, thanks. (EOM) by Rich Pendleton #27275.1.2.2.2.1.2.1
Who can explain how hot molten metal can be poured into by John Quilter #27275.1.2.2.3
Low melting point metal and high melting point molds. by Harvey Goranson #27275.1.2.2.3.1
Spin Casting White Metal by John Daniels #27275.1.2.2.3.1.1
Different types of rubber used for moulds. Brooklin and by John Roberts #27275.1.2.2.3.1.1.1
That mold looks just like the ones we used at MTI (EOM) by Rich Pendleton #27275.1.2.2.3.1.1.2
Since we seem to be on technical roll here ... by Graeme Ogg #27275.1.2.2.3.1.2
No! Are your degrees in Celsius? Now you can have your coffee. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #27275.1.2.2.3.1.2.1Zone Diplomat
Yes! My degrees are in Chemical Engineering! So those values are C! :-) (EOM) by Karl Schnelle #27275.1.2.2.3.1.2.1.1
Speaking of rubber, can we find a way to unvalcanize by John Quilter #27275.1.2.2.3.1.2.2
Tyres can be recycled OK. by Graeme Ogg #27275.1.2.2.3.1.2.2.1
And the money to do it. (EOM) by Harvey Goranson #27275.1.2.2.3.1.2.2.1.1




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