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Jakobs Rubber Recycling b.v. Industrieweg 8
5492 NG Nijnsel
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 413 / 472963
+31 (0) 413 / 473810

Brief description

Jakobs Rubber Recycling b.v was established as an independent business as early as 1947. In 1971 production was relocated from Eindhoven to the Nijnsel industrial estate in Sint-Oedenrode. Proprietor Hans van Someren changed the direction of the company from rubber recycling to the specialised field of rubber semi-manufactured products as a raw material for recycling. With this, his company achieved a unique position in the rubber processing industry: companies of this type are few and far between in this sector. Our purchase and sales policy is oriented towards continuity and versatility: you’ll find all manner of applications of rubber waste as a semi-manufactured product for processing into a commercial end product at Jakobs Rubber Recycling b.v.

Because of its versatility, rubber waste is suitable for a variety of purposes. Our company buys and sells rubber waste, and processes it into semi-manufactured products, so these useful semi-manufactured products are re-circulated worldwide. We grade, purify, grind and package rubber waste from the tyre retreading industry at our factory, and turn it into new impact-absorbent products. Rubber processing industries then use these semi-manufactured products to manufacture new items such as sports surfaces, insulation material and safety tiles.

Large companies deliver rubber waste to our company, ensuring a continuous product flow. We also have partnerships with small and medium-sized rubber processing companies. That’s why we welcome enquiries from all categories of the tyre retreading industry: we’re keen to do business with suppliers who can provide us with a variety of rubber materials.

Product portfolio

After it arrives at our factory the rubber waste is machine-processed. A conveyor belt transports the fibres into huge sieves. These first sort the rubber fibres into various sizes, then a further process purifies the fibres, removing the unusable waste. Only then is this raw material suitable as a semi-manufactured product for items requiring impact-absorbant functionality. The pure rubber fibres are used in sports surfaces, safety tiles and other products.

Type 2
0,7 mm – 2,0 mm
Type 2 Grob
1,15 mm – 2,5 mm
Type 3
2,0 mm – 5,0 mm
Type 4
5,0 mm – 8,0 mm
Type 5 (Mulch)
> 8,0 mm
1,0 mm – 4,0 mm

Minuscule rubber particles fall through the mesh of the huge sieves. This rubber is ground into a powder with dimensions of 0 to 0.7mm. The minute mesh of the sieve screens means that the powder is almost completely purified of unwanted materials.

This semi-manufactured product is suitable for:

  • backing for carpets
  • blending with other raw materials to create a rubber compound
We normally deliver rubber powder in big bags or in 25 kilogram plastic sacks, but we can also supply it in any size you require.

Type 0005
0,0 mm – 0,5 mm
Type 1
0,0 mm – 0,7 mm
Type 40 Mesh
0,0 mm – 0,425 mm

After old car tyres are shredded, some waste products are left over. We grind this rubber waste into rubber granulate of various grades at our factory. The rubber grains are used as a semi-manufactured material for impact-absorbent surfaces such as safety tiles under playground equipment. Rubber granulate is also used in mixtures which give artificial turf its shock-absorbant quality. Football and hockey fields in particular make use of this mixture.

Alongside rubber granulate we also produce EPDM granulate. This is a waste product of a different type of rubber which, because of its elasticity and UV-resistance, is extremely suitable as an impact-absorbent surface under playground equipment. We supply this product in big bags and 25 kilogram plastic sacks.

SBR Type 0515
0,8 mm – 2,0 mm
SBR Type 1030
1,0 mm – 3,0 mm
SBR Type 2050
1,6 mm – 4,2 mm
SBR Type 4080
4,0 mm – 8,0 mm

EPDM Type 0515
0,8 mm – 2,0 mm
EPDM Type 1030
1,0 mm – 3,0 mm
EPDM Type 1040
1,0 mm – 4,0 mm

We buy in various rubber compounds from tyre manufacturers. We sort them into A, B and C quality, and they are then delivered off spec to our customers. Depending on the quality, the compounds are supplied as a semi-manufactured product to producers of outdoor mats, conveyor belts, impact bumpers and solid rubber tyres.

Since the car industry started using tubeless tyres, the recycling of inner tubes has declined in importance, but we still collect worn-out inner tubes from lorries, cars and bicycles. We select the inner tubes for butyl content and quality at our factory, and then prepare them for recycling. Some of the inner tubes are punched out into elastic bands, while others serve as a raw material for the production of butyl reclaim.

We manufacture flat rubber bands from our stock of selected inner tubes. We supply sail-makers and the transport industry with many types of rubber bands for lashing down cargos and stetching sails. We supply these rubber bands in various formats:

20 cm – 26 cm
27 cm – 37 cm
37 cm – 50 cm

Our company is broadly oriented towards rubber semi-manufactured products and rubber recycling, so we also collect various types of technical rubber waste. This waste material is ground into a granulate or powder at our factory, and we return this raw material to the market as a recycled product. This means that technical rubber waste is also returned to its source as a semi-manufactured product.

Alongside our specialism – the processing of rubber products into semi-manufactured products – we also offer logistic services to our rubber suppliers. We provide containers which are fitted with an enclosed blower system. This environmentally-friendly technique screens off the rubber waste from the surrounding area while the containers are being filled. Our transport division replaces the full containers with empty ones, and transports the full containers to our factory in Nijnsel. We welcome enquiries, without any obligation, about the power of our 'just in time' logistic organisation.

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