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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BASF signs agreements with New Energy for uptake of pyrolysis oil derived from waste tires and for a joint feasibility study

Ludwigshafen, Germany and Budapest, Hungary – September 1, 2020 – BASF SE (“BASF”) signed an uptake supply agreement with New Energy, a technology company specialized in the pyrolysis of waste tires, headquartered in Budapest, Hungary. According to the agreement, New Energy will supply BASF with up to 4,000 metric tons of pyrolysis oil per year derived from waste tires. In a pilot phase, first volumes of the pyrolysis oil have already been utilized successfully in BASF’s integrated chemical production site (Verbund) in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

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Cabot to Increase Prices for Rubber Carbon Black Products in North America

BOSTON – August 13, 2020 – Cabot Corporation will increase prices by $.03 per pound on all carbon black products sold by its Reinforcement Materials segment in North America, effective October 1, 2020, or as customer contracts allow.

This price increase is necessary to address the substantially increasing costs to provide reliability and supply assurance to customers as the industry rebounds from the COVID-19 crisis and experiences rising utilizations in line with long-term fundamentals. In particular, Cabot is investing in the range of $200 million for NOx and SOx reduction projects to meet US EPA requirements, with additional spending for operating expenses and ongoing sustaining and improvement projects. Cabot was the first manufacturer in the carbon black industry to reach an agreement with the EPA to minimize air emissions and is on track to meet upcoming industry deadlines in 2021 and 2022. Taken together, these expenditures and the associated price increase will enable continued quality and supply security for Cabot’s customers and sustainability benefits for its employees, customers and communities.

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Cabot Corp Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) today announced results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2020.

Commenting on the environment, Cabot President and CEO Sean Keohane, said, “Clearly the COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on most companies and Cabot was no exception. The scale of this disruption is unprecedented, but I am proud of the way our global team has managed through the crisis. We’ve taken proactive steps to protect our employees while continuing to operate our plants to meet the dynamic needs of our customers while also carefully managing cash.”

 

 

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Orion Engineered Carbons Commissions New Air Emissions Controls at U.S. Facility

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. (NYSE: OEC), a worldwide supplier of specialty and high-performance Carbon Black, today announced that it has successfully completed a significant upgrade of its emissions controls at its plant in Orange, Texas. As a result of these actions, the site complies with strengthened environmental standards which reduce the site’s emission permits for NOx and SO2 by 2,300 metric tons of air pollutant emissions per year.

 

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Canadian Carbon Resource Recovery’s Binding Injunction Order Against ReOil Sp. z o.o

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Klean Industries Inc (“Klean”) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary Carbon Resources Recovery GmbH (“CRR”) located in Berlin, Germany has won a Final and Binding Injunction against ReOil Sp. z o.o.

The Binding Injunction Order prohibits ReOil from conducting any commercial transactions, from disclosing, offering and / or bringing to the market any of CRR’s confidential know-how and technical information on thermal treatment of used tyres by pyrolysis consisting of a device using a rotary kiln without CRR´s consent or from carrying out such actions through third parties.

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Cabot Completes Placement of Air Emission Control Equipment

Cabot Corporation CBT recently announced a significant achievement in its project at Franklin, LA site in the United States. Management stated that the company received all its major emission control equipment and positioned the same for completion on site as of Jun 2020.

Notably, Cabot is the first carbon black manufacturer to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in conjunction with the national enforcement initiative of EPA to control air emissions from carbon black producing facilities.

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Orion breaks ground at Cologne logistics center

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Orion Engineered Carbons has broken ground for a logistics center at its manufacturing plant in Cologne, Germany.

The warehouse for the supplier of carbon black, which is used for various rubber products including tires, will cover 8,850 m2  and have the capacity for 12,400 pallets.

Built by construction company Goldbeck, the building will have eight truck docks, and about 100 trucks will pass through the gates every day.

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Orion reports sharp declines in rubber black sales

Houston, Texas – Orion Engineered Carbons has posted decreases in first quarter rubber black sales and volumes and expects a larger Covid-19 impact on the segment in the second quarter.

Rubber carbon black volumes decreased by 11%, year on year to 177 kilotonnes, over the three months to end of March, due to “a sharp decline” in sales as tire and auto manufacturers idled plants from mid-March.

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