About PAR

Circular thinkers

Parc Active Rubber BV is a young, innovative company that focuses on sustainable solutions for recycling End-Of-Life industrial rubber products.

We recycle end-of-life rubber tracks and turn them into sustainable rubber powder which in turn serves as a raw material for the manufacture of new rubber products.

Through our unique rubber recycling process, we have been able to economically recycle rubber tracks into a high-quality rubber powder that can be fully reused.

High-quality reuse of rubber reduces CO2 emissions, prevents environmental pollution, and also meets the growing need for rubber as a raw material.

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Why?

End-Of-Life (EOL) rubber products, in addition to being a burden on the environment, are also a source of valuable raw materials that can be reused.

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How?

Through mechanical recycling, rubber waste is transformed into the final product: the reusable raw material in the form of rubber powder.

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What?

Our goal is to roll out recycling factories on an international scale to produce the raw material rubber powder in order to save the environment and reuse scarce raw materials.

Margreeth van den Berg

Margreeth van den Berg

Managing director / Co-owner

Experienced international manager, result oriented, helicopter view, large network, vision of sustainability, people manager. Owner/Managing director of Parc BV and Parc ADS LLC (USA).

mvandenberg@parubber.com

+31 6 145 256 71

Luc Verschueren

Luc Verschueren

Technical Director / Co-owner

Chemical engineer, extensive experience in process technology, specialist in water purification, drying technology, hands-on manager, builder, material knowledge.

lverschueren@parubber.com

+32 472 75 19 62

Jan Piet Zuidema

Jan Piet Zuidema

Operational Director / Co-owner

Mechanical engineer, practical inventive manager, strong in execution, solution oriented, decisive, experience with pilot plant rubber recycling Almere.

jpzuidema@parubber.com

+31 6 5066 1378

Leen van Mourik

Leen van Mourik

Commercial Director

Contact oriented, networker, internationally experienced manager, years of experience in the rubber industry. Doer, people oriented, down to earth, professional. General Manager of Parc BV and Parc ADS LLC (USA).

lvanmourik@parubber.com

+31 6 248 813 88

Ben Bierens

Ben Bierens

Advisor

Business economist, experienced interim manager, international, strong in financial administration, practical experience with coaching startups, fiscally and legally savvy.
bbierens@parubber.com

bbierens@parubber.com

+31 6 5580 8054

Henriette Becks

Henriette Becks

Office manager

Strong in applying structure to the financial administration organization. Website management, point of contact within organization.

info@parubber.com

+31 183 521 005

Frequently asked questions

Is your rubber vulcanized or devulcanized?

Our rubber powder is still vulcanized, but it is so fine that it can be added to virgin rubber in very large amounts.

What do I have to pay if I turn in EOL rubber products such as tracks?

The prices per ton are market prices and they can vary. Currently (2021) between €140 and €180 per ton plus transport costs.

Why do you choose mechanical recycling and not chemical recycling?

Chemical recycling, including pyrolysis, requires more energy. Mechanical recycling is less energy intensive and the recycled powder can be added to virgin rubber while maintaining quality. As a result, the carbon footprint is much smaller.

When water jetting, isn't there a lot of use of water, and isn't that polluting?
With a rotating brush separator (RBS), we collect all the water, remove the solid particles and recycle the water through ultra filtration (UF). Over 90% of the water is reused.
What chemicals do you use for the process?

Only water is used in the overall process, no chemicals. The water is recycled as much as possible.

What are the particle sizes of your powder?
Depending on what the customer ultimately needs, we can separate the powder into separate sizes. The smallest we can currently offer separately as a sample is powder smaller than 180 microns.
What is the difference in product between shredding and water jetting?
Shredding produces square cubes with smooth walls (granules). Water jetting creates exploded snowflakes with a very large surface area per volume. When mixed with virgin rubber, the contact area is much larger and the adhesion is ultimately much stronger.
Why are you guys starting with tracks and not doing car tires yet?
Most car tires are shredded. Tracks (and other technical rubber products) cannot be shredded due to their shape and composition (blocks of steel). For this reason, they are burned, used for landfill and/or transported outside of Europe. Parc Active Rubber can solve this problem.
Can your technique also be used for other rubber waste?
Yes, the same principle can be used for all rubber waste, especially products that inherently have a large mass. Not only tracks, but also solid tires, rubber dredging lines, oil pipelines, conveyor belts, etc. The basic technique of water jetting remains the same, as well as drying and separating by grain size.
What happens to rubber waste now?
In the case of tracks; landfill (landfill) or incineration and usually transport outside Europe. Since there is no accepted way of processing/recycling, the bulk of these tracks end up just being dumped, either in the Netherlands or somewhere abroad.
Can you recycle everything from the track?
Yes, a track consists of about 60% steel and this comes out clean through our process and can be reused. Over 35% consists mainly of rubber powder which can be blended into new products while maintaining quality and properties. The remaining part (max 5%) is coarse material that cannot be admixed, but is suitable for pyrolysis or otherwise.