What does the word "Cryogenics" mean? cry-o-gen-ic (s);
Cryogenics may be described as methods of using cold temperatures to solve
problems. We use cryogenics to remove the strength from strong,
resilient materials such as tires before we process them down to crumb,
powder and saleable materials. Therefore our machinery must handle
much less stress than the alternatives. We also take advantage of the
fact that the use of cryogenics may prevent high temperatures or fires that
could otherwise be produced from the heat and sparks of processing.
Some people incorrectly pronounce cryogenics as "ci-ro-gen-ics".
How much space is required?
A standard CryoVortex line of equipment can operate in as
little as 5,000 to 10,000 square feet (17' ceilings) and a 1 to 2 acre lot for truck traffic.
We recommend 10,000 - 30,000 square feet (with a 3 to 5 acre lot).
How much power is required?
A standard CryoVortex line uses 460V, 3 Phase power with up to 500
horsepower total. A CryoVortex Ultra line may use a little as 250
much nitrogen is required to reduce tires to crumb in one step? The industry "rule of thumb" estimates one pound of nitrogen per
one pound of tires. This covers a wide range of environments and many
locations will use less nitrogen.
What permits are required for processing tires? Typically your state will require an operating
registration or permit. Contact your states Department of Natural
Resources for more information. A CryoVortex Ultra (processing tire chips
purchased on the open market) may not need any permits in most locals.
Townships and Counties typically require less permits and taxes than a location
with City Limits. Most states require a bond to allow you to store whole
tires at your site. Tire Links 3
What permits are required for hauling tires? Most states have regulations that require a permit, a bond
and payload logs. Many companies are all ready in business hauling tires
to landfills and will pay you to receive their tires if it saves them money.
Why is there a fee for tire disposal / recycling? Scrap Tires or Waste Tires are a regulated waste and therefore can only be
handled and accepted by state approved facilities and methods.
How much is the fee for tire disposal / recycling? Typically the fee is $.75 to $2.00 per tire with some
areas up to $5 and even $7 for automotive tires. This is commonly called a
Are grants available? Many states have grant programs to help solve the scrap
tire dilemma. Contact your states Department of Natural Resources for more
information. Tire Links 3
Is it possible to "start up" a new company to process tires? Yes, but it is very difficult. Tire
recycling has many more challenges for start ups than most businesses.
Unless you already have private funding you may have to turn to
venture type financing to get started. Most banks will not work with start
up companies without substantial personal guarantees.
Why are the names of your recycled materials trademarked? The
recycled materials produced by our equipment meet or exceed industry
standards. We work hard to create a good national reputation for our
trademarks and brand names. With the proper acknowledgement, we allow
our customers to use our trademarks to assist in marketing and selling from
their CryoVortex facilities. CryoCrumb TM CryoPowder
TM CryoTurf TM CryoPlay TM CryoMulch TM
ExtendaMulch TM AlternaMulch TM CreteCrumb
TM CryoSteelTM and CryoFiber TM. Each
recycled tire material has unique properties as a result of processing
through a CryoVortex TM.