Tyromer Inc. is a company established by the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, to commercialize a rubber devulcanization technology invented by Professor Costas Tzoganakis of the Department of Chemical Engineering.
The affiliation with the University of Waterloo has broadened our corporate mission and vision: Beyond providing value to our customers and partners, we will work with them with respect and honesty while delivering our best in service and support. We will offer our employees meaningful opportunities so they can thrive and provide for their families. Above all, we will be socially responsible and contribute to the greater sustainability of our community and the world. These are not empty words – every one of us at Tyromer believes and shares these values.
To address the global nature of scrap tires, Tyromer needs to collaborate and partner with industry leaders who share its vision to bring about an environmentally sustainable and financially viable solution to the scrap tire problem, and create a socially responsible economic opportunity at the same time.
Under a collaboration with AirBoss Rubber Compounding, Tyromer implemented its first commercial scrap tire rubber crumb devulcanization system within the AirBoss manufacturing complex in Kitchener, Canada, to produce TDP (Tire-Derived Polymer) for reuse in tires. Today, AirBoss offers its customers an OTR retread compound with 20% TDP. Under a collaboration with a major tire producer, Tyromer is constructing a TDP production facility in Windsor, Canada. Under a collaboration with a major automotive component manufacturer, Tyromer received funding assistance from the Government of Canada to extend its devulcanization technology to EPDM.
Tyromer will license its technology and TDP manufacturing system or operate JV with partners.
To best serve our licensees and partners, we will focus on our core strength – technology, process and product development and improvement – to drive their success. Our team, along with our equipment manufacturing partners, has the capability to support our licensees and partners globally.