Birla Carbon awarded third consecutive Gold rating by EcoVadis for Sustainable Practices

Birla Carbon has been awarded a Gold level rating for sustainable practices, for the third consecutive year by EcoVadis. With a score of 71%, Birla Carbon occupies the top 2% of the companies assessed from its industry sector. The rating was provided after reviewing Birla Carbon’s sustainability practices, based on Birla Carbon’s sixth sustainability report, Share the Strength: Working Together for a Sustainable Future.

Joe Gaynor, Chief Legal, Sustainability and Risk Officer, Birla Carbon shared, “With this third consecutive Gold rating, Birla Carbon continues to rank in the top of our industry and it is consistent with our drive to be the most respected, sustainable and dynamic global carbon black manufacturer. At Birla Carbon, sustainability is a group effort and involves each and every employee. We will continue to ‘Share the Strength’ through continuous innovation in the way we manufacture our products, support our communities and engage with our customers.”

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Orion Engineered Carbons Announces Its 2021 Annual General Meeting

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$OEC #AGM–Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. (NYSE: OEC), a worldwide supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black, today announced that it will hold its annual general meeting of shareholders on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 2:00 P.M. Central European Time at the company’s office, located at 6, Route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg (Municipality of Niederanven), Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The company also set its record date for the admission of the company’s shareholders to its annual general meeting for April 29, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. Central European Time.

 

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In 2050, MICHELIN tires will be 100% sustainable

By 2050, MICHELIN tires will be made entirely from renewable, recycled, biosourced or otherwise sustainable materials.

Inspired by the VISION concept tire introduced in 2017, an airless, connected, rechargeable and entirely sustainable solution, the Michelin Group is committed to making its tires 100% sustainable by 2050. Today, nearly 30%* of the components used in the manufacture of tires produced by the Michelin Group are already made from natural, recycled or otherwise sustainable raw materials. A Michelin tire is a high-tech product comprising more than 200 ingredients. The main one is natural rubber, but the many ingredients also include synthetic rubber, metal, fibers and components that strengthen a tire’s structure, like carbon black, silica and plasticizers (resins, etc.). Incorporated in perfect proportions, these materials interact to deliver an optimal balance of performance, driveability and safety, while steadily reducing the tire’s environmental impact.
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Orion Engineered Carbons to Increase Acetylene Black Pricing

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. (NYSE: OEC), a worldwide supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black, today announced that it will increase pricing for acetylene black.

Following the acquisition of its acetylene black plant in France, the company adjusted the facility’s strategic focus, requiring new investments to better serve the growing market demand for acetylene black used in lithium-ion battery production. In addition to these strategic investments, the company has also been confronted with rising costs for packaging, transportation and environmental obligations.

Against this backdrop Orion will raise its acetylene black prices by 20 percent globally on March 1st, 2021, or as contracts allow.

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BKT Launches BKT Carbon Website

BKT Carbon, subsidiary of BKT Tires, launched a new website dedicated to BKT Carbon. BKT Carbon manufactures and sells carbon black worldwide, and provides partners with the right product for superior performance in any application. Discover carbon black though a journey covering technology, research and development, and customization with a special commitment to sustainability at www.bkt-carbon.com.
 

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Vipal Research Use of Rice Husk in Rubber Production

Vipal has announced that it is collaborating in a joint research project studying the possibility of using rice husk residue derived from the process of using rice as fuel for thermoelectric power plants as a raw material for the rubber industry.

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Pyrolyx USA Indiana files for bankruptcy

Pyrolyx USA Indiana LLC Thursday filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy — a liquidation bankruptcy — in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Delaware.

The company lists debt to creditors at more than $49.9 million.

While the company lists more than $61.14 million in assets, more than $58.5 million is in machinery and equipment and land. Included in that, Pyrolyx lists the value of its plant and land at 4150 E. Steelton Drive in Terre Haute as $7,562,202, according to its bankruptcy court filing.

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Continental to work on commercialization of recycled carbon black

US-based Bolder Industries, a specialist in converting end-of-life tires into sustainable industrial products, and Continental Carbon Company have entered a co-marketing agreement to commercialize breakthrough sustainable products for the global rubber and plastics industry.

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USTMA finds that recycling of end-of-life tires has stalled

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While tires remain one of the most recycled products in the U.S., end-of-life markets are not keeping pace with the annual generation of scrap tires, a new report released by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) reveals.

The 2019 Scrap Tire Management Report – USTMA’s 14th – reveals that almost 76% of scrap tires were recycled in products such as rubber modified asphalt, the manufacturing of automotive products and mulch for landscaping and other products, and tire-derived fuel in 2019. This is down from 96% in 2013, when scrap tire recycling peaked.

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CHASM Advanced Materials and Birla Carbon Sign Strategic Partnership

Birla Carbon, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of carbon black, and CHASM Advanced Materials Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of proprietary advanced materials hybridized at the nanoscale, have elevated their joint development agreement into a strategic partnership to commercialize novel nanomaterials to benefit various market segments including high-performance tires, conductive plastics, novel coatings, and next-generation batteries.

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