Cabot exec sees limits on use of rCB in tires

London – There are major technical challenges to overcome before recycled carbon black (rCB) can be used as an effective alternative filler in tire compounds, believes Bart Kalkstein, president, reinforcement materials at Cabot Corp.

It is important to consider all available opportunities for tire recycling, Kalkstein set out in a Q&A interview for a new ERJ Special Report on Sustainability.*

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

Monolith Materials hires new chief commercial and supply chain officer

curata__IeBFYC1zYsY7NqC.jpeg

A manufacturer of natural gas-based carbon black, Monolith Materials has named Chris Cornille as its chief commercial and supply chain officer. Cornille has more than 33 years of experience in the specialty chemicals industry, including his most recent role as senior vice president of supply chain services for SI Group. He has also worked in various leadership positions in sales, marketing and general management at Cabot Corporation.

Read the source article at Tire Technology International

BKT expanding carbon black production at Indian plant

curata__tuZXfQupDWHYVRy.jpeg

Seregno, Italy – Indian tire maker Blakrishna Industries Ltd (BKT) has started production at its carbon black manufacturing facility in Bhuj, India, and is planning further expansions at the site.

Located within the company’s Bhuj tire production site in the state of Gujarat, the plant currently produces 80 kilotonnes per annum (ktpa) of hard grade carbon black.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

Global Carbon Black World Data Book 2019: Overview of the $17 Billion Global Markets – Forecast Through 2023

The Carbon Black World Data Book 2019 provides an up-to-date overview of the $17 billion global markets for carbon black, a reinforcing filler and pigment used mainly in the rubber, plastics, paint, and ink industries. The report provides detailed coverage for 26 leading countries, as well as demand for 16 smaller national markets. 

Read the source article at PR Newswire

Orion adjusts outlook on weaker automotive markets

curata__LTUIrG3IhAuBP4G.jpeg

HOUSTON—Citing a challenging macroeconomic environment, particularly in the automotive markets, Orion Engineered Carbons has revised it full year earnings forecast, lowering its anticipated earnings.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News

Carbon Black Inc (CBLK) President & Ceo Patrick Morley Sold $1.5 million of Shares

President & CEO of Carbon Black Inc (30-Year Financial, Insider Trades) Patrick Morley (insider trades) sold 79,380 shares of CBLK on 07/26/2019 at an average price of $19 a share. The total sale was $1.5 million.

Carbon Black Inc has a market cap of $1.36 billion; its shares were traded at around $19.00 with and P/S ratio of 5.31.

Read the source article at Value Investing

Birla Carbon changes North America price index

curata__yesvHVN6iqg4emS.jpeg

Birla Carbon will change all North America contract price formulas from August 1, 2019. The long-used index up to this date, U.S. Gulf Coast High Sulfur Fuel Oil, will change to U.S. Gulf Coast 0.5 percent Sulfur Fuel Oil. Feedstock to make carbon black is sourced from markets driven by marine fuel. This market is undergoing fundamental changes driven by regulations widely known as MARPOL 2020 or IMO 2020, which establishes the maximum allowable sulfur content in marine fuel at 0.5 percent. While this regulation is effective January 1, 2020, the supply chain is adjusting now.

Read the source article at Rubber Asia

Tire & Rubber Summit 2019: Suppliers ready to overcome tire industry challenges

curata__vMUmvdSzHUXG2XO.jpeg

TORONTO—Raw material suppliers face various challenges in providing tire makers with the quality and quantity of materials they need. But they are more than prepared to meet those challenges.

This was the message representatives from three raw materials sectors—carbon black, natural rubber and synthetic rubber—had for attendees at “Driving to the Future,” the 2019 Tire & Rubber Summit sponsored by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News

ASTM recognizes committee members’ contributions

curata__BDNWvazKjahiCxF.jpeg

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.—Two ASTM International rubber industry-related committees have awarded members for their contributions throughout the years.

The carbon black committee (D24) honored Wes Balentine with the Jeff Melsom Distinguished Service award, and the rubber and rubber-like materials committee (D11) recognized John Bailey with the Distinguished Service award, according to an ASTM news release.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News

Cabot eyes elastomer composites expansion in Malaysia

curata__LMY7ylK2UuMkGD4.jpeg

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Cabot Corp. has reviewed long-term growth plans for its composite elastomers in Port Dickson, Malaysia, with the Malaysian Investment Development Authority.

The Boston-based company has been carrying out liquid mixing of elastomer composites at the site since 1995 and was under a 10-year exclusive technology license with Michelin until recently. In 2017, Cabot announced an investment to expand the elastomer composites product line to serve a broader customer base.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News