Responsible manufacturing involves adhering to concerns of
environmentalists. We all strive to have a cleaner and greener world
to live in, free from pollution. It is common cause that old casings
of used tyres are a huge problem, being difficult to dispose of.
Some of the ways tyres are disposed of and which have huge
ecological impact, are:
1. Burying of old tyre casings.
2. Dumping of tyres offshore. (These steps take the problem out of
sight but do not solve it.)
3. Burning of the old rubber. This is probably the most harmful way
of disposing tyres – not only environmentally, but it is also a huge
There are only limited possibilities and applications for re-cycled
Tyre protection chains reduce the environmental impact of tyres with
a phenomenal 400% per application and more. These figures are
derived at by simply multiplying the times tyre protective chains
prolongs the tyre life, i.e.
On average TPC prolongs tyre life conservatively four times.
If one machine uses TPC on all 4 wheels, it collectively totals 16
tyres less to dispose of per machine per year.
On a site with an average of 5 machines, this totals 80 tyres per
site per period to dispose of! (Remembering that certain sites have
a cycle period of only 4 months).
If one then considers the global reduction of tyres, then the saving
on our environment is unimaginable.
Used TPC is easily re-cycled and is a sought after material for
scrap-metal purposes, over and above its own re-usable
With TPC costing the same, or considerably less than tyres, the
financially sound decision to use TPC, speaks for itself. Yet, chain
economy does not only reflect on the financial concerns or savings.
Chain economy also reflects on rehabilitation and other indirect
Please read our section on The Environment and Ecological Impact.
Other indirect costs savings is the lesser down time gained with
lesser tyre changes. Secondly if TPC saves on tyres, then there is
on this example, 32 tyres less to change per any given period cycle.
This amounts to less people needed and a fewer times to assist in
tyre changes. This example only refers to one site with one machine.
The saving is as manifold as there are machines.
Site A uses one tyre every 2 000 hours or 4 months. This calculates
to 3 tyre changes x 4 wheels per year and their equals 12 tyre
changes per year per machine.
With TPC expanding the life expectancy of tyres 4-6 times, this
calculates potential to only one set of tyre change per year
Switch now and save thousands.
The growing demand for, and the widely use of TPC should be evidence
enough. But make the change and experience the economically sound