Prism Ancora™ polymers means that significant amounts of recycled tire rubber can be reused for new tire production. We convert end of life tire rubber into a functional thermoplastic intermediate. Prism’s patented technology converts 100% of crumb rubber from ELTs into fully reusable thermoplastic rubber while keeping all the valuable polymer, additives and carbon black intact. Prism Ancora™ polymers will reduce the need for natural rubber, synthetic rubbers and chemical-based additives.
Did you know that the world discards 1.3 billion tires a year? What happens to all that waste? Rubber sits in landfills without breaking down, causing stagnant water and attracting pests. Sometimes it’s burned, releasing toxins and/or GHG’s into the air. Still, we are producing new tires and rubber products every day – harvesting more rubber trees and extracting more oil. Prism is introducing a novel solution that reinvents the recycling process at a molecular level. That means more rubber gets reused rather than thrown away, and fewer resources are extracted to make new products.
The Prism™ process is not about recycling. It’s about reinventing the way we do business. It’s about reusing the same materials over and over again.
Prism has a global view. There are 1.3 billion used tires (and growing) generated every year globally. Prism addresses that problem head on by recycling 100% of the rubber and eliminating the need to dispose of those tires.
Production of synthetic rubbers and carbon black is energy intensive and emits large amounts of GHG’s. PTRTM retains all of the polymers, carbon black and other additives used in the manufacture of a tire. A one-to-one replacement of synthetic polymer with PTR will reduce carbon emission by as much as 86%.
PTR is produced domestically from local materials, economically and physically decoupled from the crude oil supply chain and cost effective.