About us

The Rubber Resources' recycling activities were started nearly 60 years ago in Maastricht, the Netherlands by the Dutch Tire producer Vredestein.
This company developed these activities out of an environmental green drive and of course for economical reasons; the re-usage of the devulcanized grades in their own tire compounds to achieve a cost saving. The high quality demands of the Tire industry are still today their main focus and standard quality level.

During those six decades of recycling they have been able to learn, improve and use that experience for the customers of today. The Maastricht plant is still the main location and headquarters where they devulcanise natural and butyl rubber. Next to this plant, their reclaim activities grew when they were bought by the Elgi group in 2011. The two Elgi reclaim plants in India extended the devulcanized rubber capacity by 50%.

Rubber Resources' Management Team

Ruud Burlet, Managing Director
Marc Beeldsnijder, Head Marketing & Sales
Chantal Bulten, Manager Human Resources
Maurice Claassens, Chief Financial Officer
Ben Hardy, Manager Operations
Theo Knöpker, Manager Purchasing

In our download section you will find in-depth information on all our activities and products.