Cabot and rCB

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“Whatever you do don’t think about a white elephant”..  an old psychological trick which, of course, immediately raises this very image in your mind.  Bart Kalkstein, president, reinforcement materials at Cabot Corp, may have inadvertently employed this mechanism when ‘dissing’ recovered Carbon Black(rCB).  “Whatever you do, don’t think that rCB can be used in tyres”……. […]

Tyres to Tyres

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The production of tyres consumes roughly 70% of all the carbon black produced. It therefore also presents a massive market for recovered Carbon Black. Equally gaining the interest and focus of major rubber manufacturers is also key. Scandinavian Enviro Systems (Enviro) has made progress with both of these objectives by securing orders for its recovered […]

Enviro Supplies rCB for use in Industrial Tyres

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Another breakthrough by Enviro https://www.envirosystems.se/en/news/international-tyre-manufacturer-places-new-order-on-enviros-recycled-carbon-black/….. Using rCB in tyres (or ‘tires’ – depending on which side of the ‘pond’ you live) is the ideal use for recovered Carbon Black.  Tyres account for about 70% of all carbon black use and recycling it within this sector is key to increasing recycling volumes. All rubber applications require […]

Putting a Stake in the Ground for Recovered Carbon Black (rCB)

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A topic of debate at the Sustainable Materials Group ( http://www.sustainable-materials-group.com) annual meeting was (almost inevitably) recovered Carbon Black (rCB) standards. An ASTM standard is being developed (committee D36) aimed at defining tests that allow compounders to judge how any specific rCB will perform. Some current conventional CB tests have been selected, but rCB specific […]

Enviro and Volvo Trucks Facilitates use of rCB in Truck Tyres

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Enviro’s recycled carbon black may soon be approved for use in truck and bus tyres as a result of discussions between Volvo Trucks and Enviro through the RISE circular economy research project. This further illustrates the pace of change in the tyre and vehicle manufacturing sector.  Tyre manufacturers have previously shied away from using rCB. […]