Bridgestone begins manufacturing tires using recycled carbon black

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has begun at-scale use of recovered carbon black (rCB) in tire production, beginning with its agricultural tire plant in Des Moines, the company said recently.

Bridgestone has a long-standing partnership with Natchez, Miss.-based Delta-Energy Group L.L.C. and is using Delta-Energy’s proprietary product, D-E Black, as its sole source of rCB in Des Moines, Bridgestone said.

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Cancarb president has high hopes for business

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CLEVELAND—Peter Donnelly, the new president of Cancarb, was appointed to the post at the time the company began a 20 percent expansion of production capacity at its thermal carbon black manufacturing plant in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

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Cabot reports lower profits in challenging environment

Boston, Massachusetts – Cabot Corp. has posted a 4.8% decline in earnings for its reinforcement materials segment for the financial year ended 30 Sept, due mainly to the challenging Chinese business environment.

Earnings for the segment, which supplies rubber and speciality carbon blacks for the rubber and plastics industries, fell to $266 million (€240 million) during the 12-month period, on 22.5% higher sales of $1.8 billion, Cabot reported 5 Nov.

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Orion to introduce carbon blacks that improve tire fuel efficiency

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HOUSTON—Orion Engineered Carbons will debut a novel surface-modified carbon blacks for rubber applications at the International Elastomer Conference in Cleveland on Oct. 9.

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Orion expands roles for executive team

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HOUSTON—Orion Engineered Carbons has made changes to the roles of three members of its executive management team.

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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.*

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Monolith Materials hires new chief commercial and supply chain officer

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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.

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BKT expanding carbon black production at Indian plant

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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.

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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. 

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Orion adjusts outlook on weaker automotive markets

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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.

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