SOURCE: Advanced Recycling Sciences, Inc.

September 12, 2007 11:00 ET

Advanced Recycling Sciences, Inc. Signs Agreement in Sao Paulo, Brazil With Prominent Brazilian Industrial Group IESA-Projectos Equipmentos e Montegens S.A.

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - September 12, 2007) - Advanced Recycling Sciences, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ARYC) ("ARS"), a leader in innovative products and technologies for the tire and rubber recycling industry, announced that Ehrenfried Liebich, the ARS Chairman, recently signed a Memo of Understanding (MOU) in Sao Paulo, Brazil with IESA-Projectos Equipmentos e Montegens S.A. (IESA), represented by Atilano de Oms Sobrinho/Chairman. IESA is a leading Brazilian industrial group, with local operations spanning Oil and Gas, Construction & Assembly, Heavy equipment production and electrical systems and equipment.

The MOU calls for IESA to collaborate in building a new generation of Compact granulation technology using proprietary equipment designs owned by the ARS wholly owned subsidiary Eurectec, Inc., which specializes in marketing proprietary compact scrap tire granulation technologies and related after-market rubber product manufacturing who has several international projects already completed in Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and China.

This new purpose built Compact granulation machine is the first of a kind for passenger tire, truck, OTC tire and industrial rubber recycling in the world, which breaks down a tire into its original components of steel, fabric and crumb rubber used in multiple product areas including: door and gym mats, insulation and sound absorption membranes, irrigation soaker hoses, and synthetic sports surfacing for running tracks; however, the largest application is by far with rubberized asphalt. Modified rubberized asphalt has been used successfully in the US for many years and is adopted as an excellent road surface membrane by many US states. The benefits include 2-3 times life expectancy, reduced noise levels by up to 7 decibels and shorter braking distances with reduced spray effects in wet weather making the material a sound environmental and safer road surface for motorists. See www.ast-paving.com for further information. Also, ARS, via its subsidiary Revultec, Inc., is currently developing a super critical fluid based devulcanization technology designed for use in new tire manufacture as well as for other butyl rubber applications in construction products like sealants and roofing membranes.

The Compact granulation equipment development program will be undertaken as soon as practical and a new generation Compact granulation will be designed and built in Brazil, where the technology can be demonstrated to potential customers. As the project develops, machines will be installed in the USA, Europe and Asia creating a global sales platform for the future sales development of this new technology.

The first Compact granulation machine (capable of processing scrap tires into crumb rubber in sizes ranging from 1-4 mm) is expected to be available for demonstration in Brazil during Q2 2008 and Eurectec will embark on an aggressive sales campaign immediately thereafter to conclude a number of potential projects which have already been identified.

IESA is one of the largest industrial companies in Latin America with over 4,200 employees with more than 9 million square feet of industrial manufacturing facilities which all have full 6-Sigma and ISO certifications and industry ratings.

Atilano de Oms Sobrinho, the IESA Chairman, commented, "We are very excited to expand our manufacturing capacity into the field of environmental technologies starting with a line of Eurectec Compact granulators and we look forward to the launch of this new and innovative technology with Advanced Recycling Sciences, Inc."

About Advanced Recycling Sciences, Inc.

Advanced Recycling Sciences, Inc. provides solutions to alleviate the worldwide environmental dilemma of scrap tires and industrial rubber waste. Through acquisition and development of new technologies, ARS is focused on establishing itself as a leader in the worldwide environmental technology and crumb rubber modified asphalt-paving arenas. For more information, please visit the corporate web site at: www.arsciences.com

About IESA-Projectos Equipmentos e Montegens S.A.

IESA, through its Araraquara unit, has the largest, most modern and well-equipped industrial park in Latin America, with 145,000 square meters of constructed area located within a total project site of 838,000 square meters. This unit provides heavy equipment to meet the demands of various infrastructure sectors in Brazil including: power generation, subway-railway transportation, materials movement and survey, cement and mining, port, petroleum and petro chemistry. For more information please visit the corporate web site at: www.iesa.com.br

Safe Harbor Statement:

No stock exchange or Securities Commission has approved nor disapproved the statements in this release. Any statements that are not strictly historical are "forward-looking statements" made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may affect actual events or results materially. These include, but are not limited to the Company's ability to obtain adequate financing to further its current and future business strategies; the Company's historical lack of profitability; the effects of business and economic conditions generally; and other risks associated with a development stage company. All such forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, and whether made by or on behalf of the Company are expressly qualified by these cautionary statements. In addition, the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

Contact Information

  • For further information, please contact the Company directly:

    Project Contact:
    Ehrenfried Liebich
    Chairman
    949.458.7500 Direct
    949.260.4728 Office
    714.914.1517 Mobile
    Email Contact
    www.arsciences.com

    Shareholder/Investor Relations:
    Keith J. Fryer
    President & COO
    949.219.1503 Direct
    949.413.9190 Mobile
    Email Contact
    www.arsciences.com