Depolymerization of End of Life Tires (ELT’s) to renewables

Integrated Facility for Chemical Recycling


With more than 1 billion tires produced per year, it is an industry with a big waste challenge. There is a tire landfill in Kuwait so big that it can be seen from space. Millions of old car, bus, tractor and truck tires are dumped here after reaching the end of their life (End-to-Life-Tires). Millions of tires languish in “graveyards” around the world, creating a fire hazard and a long-term global environmental hazard and causing a long-term global environmental problem.


Implementing our depolymerisation technology globally to make sustainable products as  monomers for the production of new plastics and petrochemicals, from what is now called a problematic waste stream.


An economically viable solution exists to recycle rubber tires effectively, by converting them  into high-quality oil, carbon and steel. We strive to reduce pollution caused by the landfilling and incineration of “ELT” rubber tires, as this is a valuable raw material. Our technology recycles 100% of each tire and offers enormous potential.


The process is completely emission-free (no CO2 emissions) because all the vapours are collected and condensed. The exhaust stream is cooled and washed before being released, keeping it well below the required limits. The oil produced by this process is a bio-rare oil, similar to diesel. This oil can be blended with fossil fuel, resulting in  no loss of performance and 30% less nitrogen dioxide in exhaust emissions.
All types of tyres were tested, including aircraft and tractor tires.


Market needs

Rubber tires are almost not recycled.  More than 80% of this mountain of waste still ends up in landfilles or waste incinerators.  Depolymerization (chemical recycling) is therefore the suitable solution.
This is not the cherry on the cake, but the cake itself….

Rubber tires

ELT Rubber Tires => Increasing Problem

European countries now have to deal with their own ELT’s themselves; and must act quickly because the mountain of waste is growing fast.

Market maps

Laws and regulations are not yet fully adapted to the circular economy. On the other hand, the availability of ELT rubber tires is over-represented because many countries have banned the import/export of these ELT’s.


LAUPAT INDUSTRIES BV offers a scalable solution for Governments and owners of ELT rubber tIres. A typical 10 kg car tire provides 4 liters of oil, 4 kg carbon and 2 kg of steel. A 70 kg truck tire provides 27 liter oil, 28 kg of carbon, 15 kg of steel and an oversized 4-ton  dump truck tire produces 1.6 tonnes of carbon, 0,8 tonnes of steel and 1,500 liters of oil.