FAQs Benefits of using the MOLECTRA SYSTEM of recycling:
- utilizes wastes as renewable "RESOURCES" reducing dumps and associated costs around the cities and countryside
- creates useful materials from discarded resources for various manufacturing industries
- establishes a value for used tyres,which become an import replacement for virgin natural/synthetic rubber
- produces Value-Added Products for local and export markets
- the miriad of products developed by Molectra enables the recycler to maintain profitability and competitive edge
- co-generate energy for running the recycling process
- creates local employment and financialbenefits to the country
- Molectra System can be utilized to process other wastes into useful products
What is the difference between Molectra and other tyre processing plants?
Through extensive R&D innovative technology was developed to process waste tyres:
A) to produce a re-vulcanised rubber products from 100% recycled end-of-life tyres as sustainable alternative to products normally produced from a virgin materials and
B) the development of microwave technology "MolectraVac" which extracts oils and carbon from the tyres
Molectra also makes this technology globally available to 3rd parties under a licencing/royalty arrangements.
What is the difference between “Vulcanised”, Polymerised and Re-Vulcanised rubber?
During the standard manufacturing process of new tyres, virgin rubber is blended with carbon black, oils, sulphur/zinc oxides and
then cured to form a very strong and resilient material. This is called "vulcanised" rubber. It makes the modern tyre almost
indestructible which is one of the reasons why many companies have had difficulty to recycle tyres in the past fifty years.
"Polymerised" in this contents is referred to as a rebonded process where an adhesive is added to the rubber granules as a
bonding agent.Generally polymerised products have a rougher texture.This adhesive is toxic to humans and the environment.
"Re-Vulcanised" is a high tech re-bonding process developed by John at Molectra.
It creates the technological ability to reuse the purpose produced crumb powder as a 100% feed material to reprocess rubber to
a high quality standard equal to virgin rubber and the know-how to manufacture products for industry,sport,leisure,transport,
How can Molectra’s products be differentiated from other recycled rubber products?
MOLECTRA and 'Molectra Rubber'are registered trademarks, Molectra's products carry the "M"mark which is synonymous
with the following:
- The product is manufactured in the country indicated by the MOLECTRA insignia,
- Where Molectra's technology is exploited under licence agreements.
- 100% end-of-life tyres are used in the production process
- Molectra technology is cleaning up the accumulated and constantly generated tyre wastes
- All products potentially can be recycled again and again at the end of their life cycles
- Carries a 12 month manufacturing guarantee
What is the process obtaining a licence to use Molectra technology?
In broad terms from the initial enquiry the process gradually steps up from general information to more specifics.
Molectra will require that a series of questions relating to your circumstances be completed in an effort to get a better
understanding of the particular environment the application is for. Once the application reaches the "specific" stage, confidentiality between the parties is to be protected and legal documentation to this respect is to be completed.(outlined in the PPP)>These documents are: Confidentiality Agreement and Exclusive Option Agreement (EOA).With the EOA the customer gains an OPTION for an agreed term to negotiate a Licence/Master Licence with Molectra.
During the next step Molectra will produce a draft document that will outline the recommended structure and the
costs that relate to the project. Follow-on from there is an in-depth personal analysis of all related aspects, financial,
managerial, operational and the compiling of a formal proposal that will be presented to the client.
What are the main contents and obligations under such a licensed agreement?
It is in Molectra's best interest to be involved with key aspects from conception and through the operational life of project.
These key components relevant to the particular project will be discussed and the terms agreed upon during the planning stages
and will form part of the long term relationship between the parties.
The client will have access on an on going basis to all Molectra developments/designs.
Other key areas include but are not limited to:
- Define the geographic area relevant to the operation plant
- Delivery of a fully commissioned operational plant that meets the processing requirement
- Expected production output outlined in accordance with the final proposal
- Management and staff training
- On-site support for a predetermined period
- Business and market development assistance
- Ongoing trouble-shooting and maintenance support
- Upgrades and structured site visits
- Conditions of operating under the Molectra banner
What waste does the Molectra® process generates?
The Molectra® process does not generate any leftover waste or residue as the entire tyre is reclaimed.
Every component that makes up the tyre is extracted cleanly and value-added into marketable end-products.
Does the Molectra® process create any pollution (including emissions, dust, odour and noise)?
Since the Molectra® process is operated mostly under negative pressure and vacuum, pollution has been almost completely
eliminated.There are absolutely no emissions from the system and dust, odour and noise are greatly minimised.
Compared to many other recycling methods, the Molectra® process is extremely clean and pollution-free.
Is the Molectra value added range available in the trade or can anyone buy direct?
Molectra is a wholesaler and sells its products through dedicated resellers in various industries and geographic regions.
Where such an arrangement is not yet in place with a particular reseller or in a particular area,
Molectra will service the client directly from its facility in Brisbane.
Our company has a green policy, how can Molectra assist?
A number of companies out there are dedicated doing the "the right" thing and use sustainable products wherever possible.
Apart from a the standard product range our service also include doing an onsite audit and assist with identifying commodity or
other items, that potentially can be reproduced and replaced with a version produced from recycled end-of-life tyres.
I am only interested in the “microwave” technology, what am I to do?
MolectraVac is a very impressive part of the Molectra technology it is an optional extra with the Molectra waste tyre processing
plant. This process is normally introduced as a second stage of the plant expansion.
The production of the three components from the tyre (rubber-oil-carbon) is warranted when tyre -feed materials
exceeds 2 tonnes per hour at least on a 6days/12 hour basis.