Coast Rubber Products, located in Adelanto, CA was acquired in 1997 by TrafFix Devices, Inc. Traffix Devices is a global manufacturer of traffic control products and crash attenuators. Since the acquisition, Coast Rubber has significantly invested in new equipment and new material handling to streamline the compression molding of recycled rubber for use with many of the TrafFix Devices traffic control products.
At Coast Rubber we convert rubber into finished products by utilizing crumb rubber derived from California scrap tires. Waste tires are among the largest and most problematic sources of waste, due to the large volume produced and the fact that they contain a number of components that are environmentally hazardous. Our rubber recycling process uses vehicles tires that are no longer suitable due to wear.
In 2017, Coast Rubber, a division of Traffix Devices Inc. received a grant from the Tire Incentive Program (TIP) administered by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), a branch of the California Environmental Protection Agency. The purpose of this grant program is to provide opportunities to divert waste tires from landfill disposal, prevent illegal dumping, and promote products made from recycled tires.
In 2018 Coast Rubber processed over 12.5 million pounds of recycled rubber, keeping millions of car and truck tires out of the landfills.
We also specialize in manufacturing custom Aluminum, Steel, and Polyurethane wheels. These wheels are used on products like shopping carts, industrial carts, and hospital equipment.
That's how many pounds of scrap tires that bypass US landfills and are recycled by Coast Rubber Products & TrafFix Devices every single year.
Coast Rubber Products specializes in rubber compression molding using a combination of recycled crumb and vulcaniable rubber. Our tire-derived rubber products keep over 12.5 million pounds of rubber waste out of our landfills each year, while also saving our customers hundreds of dollars on up-front costs.
Our rubber recycling process starts and ends with us. We grind vehicle tires that are no longer suitable for use due to wear or irreparable damage, such as punctures, and use it to mold dozens of products that are used across multiple industries. Waste tires are among the largest and most problematic sources of waste, due to the large volume produced, their durability, and the fact they contain a number of components that are environmentally hazardous. By some estimates, as many as 259 million tires are discarded annually. The same characteristics that make waste tires problematic also make them excellent sources of recycling.
Unfortunately, more than half of recycled tires are simply burned as fuel, which only adds to the environmental impact of these products. For example, in 2003 the United States used approximately 130 million scrap tires as fuel, up from 25.9 million in 1991. The EPA estimates that this "waste-to-energy" process uses about 45% of all tires produced.