Sustainable Rubber Products Manufacturing

Canadian company Pliteq showcases products at the Rubber Recycling Symposium

Recycled rubber products manufacturer Pliteq was among the companies discussing sustainability and innovative approaches to rubber recycling and production, at the 2023 Rubber Recycling Symposium in Halifax, Canada last month.

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Sustainability is the heart of Pliteq’s operation, transforming more than 6 million end-of-life tires (ELT) annually into a diverse array of high-quality products, CEO Paul Downey said. These include commercial flooring, athletic surfaces, playground mats, and sound insulation materials produced in the company’s sprawling manufacturing and logistics infrastructure spanning 320,000 square feet of facilities, Downey said.

Pliteq’s dedication to prioritizing research and development, coupled with significant investments in innovation, are Pliteq hallmarks, the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) said in a recent profile of the company. Over the past decade, Pliteq’s engineers have conducted more than 2,000 laboratory tests, adhering to a rigorous monthly testing schedule that ensures the most up-to-date and relevant data for engineering purposes.

Pliteq operates on a global scale, with a workforce of 240 individuals strategically placed in major metropolitan areas across North America, the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Under this global platform, Pliteq has contributed to over 21,000 commercial projects worldwide, a testament to their unwavering commitment to engineering and development.

Innovation and engineering are at the core of Pliteq’s identity. A continuous stream of new inventions in the pipeline and 24 patents registered in the United States, Canada, and various other countries worldwide, together with 107 UL-listed products and numerous structural and building certifications, attests to the quality , sustainability and safety of  products.

“As one of the world’s foremost manufacturers harnessing the power of recycled rubber, Pliteq addresses a pressing environmental  challenge and capitalizes on the growing demand for sustainable solutions worldwide,” TRAC said.

For Paul Downey, it’s the company’s spirit of innovation that drives Pliteq’s growth.

“We keep inventing. We have lots of young engineers, all of them excited to create new stuff. We’d like to recycle every end-of-life tire in the world. But you can only do that if you keep creating new products,” Downey said.

© Scrap Tire News, November 2023