Alliance to Present Recovered Carbon Black at Bridgestone TC
Alliance Recovery Corporation has announced that company representatives have been invited to attend the Bridgestone Firestone US Technical Center in Akron, Ohio to present merits of their carbon black products. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the use of Alliance carbon black in Bridgestone Firestone rubber formulations. The proposed meeting is scheduled to take place in late May 2008.
Alliance’s carbon black is produced as a by product of the thermal chemical process utilized to recover the fuel oil resource in scrap rubber that will be subsequently used to make electricity at Alliance installations. Alliance are presenting themselves as the green option in comparison to conventional carbon black production that uses large quantities of virgin fossil fuels. “We expect that each Alliance installation will be capable of producing approximately 15 Million pounds of carbon black annually as a byproduct. Commercial grades of carbon black that Alliance can produce are currently sold in the range of $.55/ pound to $.70/ pound. European market prices are significantly higher,” company representatives explained in a statement.
Discussions with the Technical Center staff will cover topics including: The “analytical specifications of the carbon black” Alliance will produce; the “ability to make other grades or to custom produce grades depending on demand”; and “Shipping availability within North and South America”.
In its correspondence to Alliance, a US Technical Center representative commented: “Bridgestone is always interested in using environmentally friendly materials in our products and so I am interested in talking to you more about your company and your product.”