Tag: carbon black

Cabot increases rubber carbon black prices in North America

Friday 27th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Effective 1 June 2018, Cabot Corporation is increasing prices for carbon black products sold by its Reinforcement Materials segment in North America. All Vulcan, Sterling, Regal, Spheron and Propel carbon black products will increase by $0.045/lb except for Vulcan XC-72, Vulcan XC-72 R and Sterling C carbon blacks. In addition, prices will increase by 4 per cent for Black Pearls, Monarch, CRX, Vulcan XC-72, Vulcan XC-72 R and Sterling C carbon black products.

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Cabot CFO retires

Friday 27th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Cabot Corporation has announced that Eduardo Cordeiro, executive vice president, chief financial officer (CFO) and president of the Americas Region, will retire from Cabot at the end of 2018. He steps down from these roles effective 15 May 2018 at which time Erica McLaughlin, the company’s vice president of business operations for Cabot’s Reinforcement Materials segment and general manager of the tyre business, will become senior vice president and CFO. Cordeiro will remain with Cabot in an advisory capacity through the end of the year to assist in a smooth transition.

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Cabot Corporation expands specialty compounds business

Friday 27th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Cabot Corporation has completed two expansion projects extending its global footprint in black masterbatch and compounds and increase manufacturing capacity. The expansion has been achieved via an acquisition and the addition of capacity in Belgium.

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Linglong Tire signs carbon black agreement with Aditya Birla Group

Linglong Tire signs carbon black agreement with Aditya Birla Group

Monday 9th April 2018 | 0 Comments

India’s Aditya Birla Group is now Linglong Tire’s carbon black supplier. The Chinese tyre maker reports the signing of agreement with Aditya Birla subsidiary Thai Carbon Black Public Co. Ltd. on 4 April at a ceremony attended by Wang Feng, president of Linglong Tire, Sanjeev Sood, president of Thai Carbon Black Public, and Amit Saini, the Birla Group company’s vice-president of sales and marketing.

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Sri Lanka tyre manufacturer signs recycled carbon black order

Wednesday 3rd January 2018 | 0 Comments

A leading tyre manufacturer has placed a first order on Swedish tyre pyrolysis firm Enviro’s recycled carbon black (EnviroCB) for immediate delivery. “Initially the order volume is small, but is expected to increase significantly over time. The customer is a global manufacturer of tyres and rubber applications and this order relates to industrial tyres”, says Thomas Sörensson, CEO of Enviro.

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Orion completes Korea Carbon Black plant

Wednesday 13th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Orion Engineered Carbons has completed construction of a new carbon black production line at its plant in Yeosu, South Korea, to produce specialty products. The line started production on 23 November and has begun commercial sales.

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BKT: Bhuj carbon black plant to ‘better ensure raw material qualities’

BKT: Bhuj carbon black plant to ‘better ensure raw material qualities’

Tuesday 22nd August 2017 | 0 Comments

Eight hectares have been set aside at the Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT) production site in Bhuj, India for the construction of a new carbon black plant. Last month the tyre maker’s Board of Directors approved an initial investment of Rs 1.5 billion (£18.1 million) for this project to add backward integration to BKT’s supply chain, and the company says the plant will not only provide a constant supply of raw materials for its tyre production, the carbon black produced in Bhuj will enable it to “better ensure raw material qualities thanks to the now even more accurate controls at the beginning of the entire manufacturing process.”

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Omsk carbon black production to start in 2018

Tuesday 15th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Omsk Carbon, the Russian carbon black manufacturer, has announced that its new carbon black site will begin production in the second quarter of 2018 – a roughly 18-month delay compared to the original plan.

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Balkrishna to build carbon black plant

Monday 7th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Balkrishna Industries, the firm behind BKT brand tyres, recently announced plans to build a 60,000 ton/year carbon black plant at its facility in Bhuj, Gujarat, India. No completion date was announced for the project that is estimated to cost roughly $23 million.

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Black Bear debuts “cradle to cradle certified carbon black”

Tuesday 4th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Black Bear’s carbon black has received an official Cradle to Cradle Certified Bronze Certificate, assessed by the Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency (EPEA). This is the first time that a carbon black has received this certification. “This certification is a clear demonstration of our commitment to accelerating the transition towards a circular economy. We are pleased that we can now offer carbon black users a real and officially certified choice for selecting clean and green materials” said Martijn Lopes Cardozo, CEO Black Bear.

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Cabot increases carbon black prices

Tuesday 30th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Effective June 12, 2017, speciality chemicals supplier Cabot said it will increase prices on all carbon black products in its reinforcement materials segment sold in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

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Birla increasing carbon black prices

Tuesday 30th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Birla Carbon has announced it is increasing carbon black prices in Europe and Africa by €70/MT, net of price monthly variation.

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Aditya Birla Group becomes Linglong Tire’s carbon black supplier

Aditya Birla Group becomes Linglong Tire’s carbon black supplier

Wednesday 5th April 2017 | 0 Comments

On 25 March 2017, Linglong International Tire (Thailand) Co., Ltd. entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with India’s Aditya Birla Group. At a signing ceremony attended by Dr Santrupt Misra, chief executive officer of Aditya Birla Group’s carbon black business, Sanjeev Sood, president of Birla Carbon in Thailand, and Wang Feng, chairman and president of Linglong Tire, the two parties committed to a strategic cooperation that will see Aditya Birla Group become Linglong Tire’s carbon black supplier.

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Researchers use food waste as carbon black replacement in tyres

Researchers use food waste as carbon black replacement in tyres

Wednesday 15th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered that food waste can partially replace carbon black in tyres. According to their tests, rubber made with the new fillers exceeds industrial standards for performance.

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American Process and Birla Carbon announce nanocellulose tyre joint venture

American Process and Birla Carbon announce nanocellulose tyre joint venture

Monday 6th March 2017 | 0 Comments

On 2 March 2017 American Process Inc. (API) and Aditya Birla Group’s, Birla Carbon signed a joint development agreement to explore the technical and business potential of combining carbon black and nanocellulose to improve tyre performance. Initial evaluations suggest synergies between the companies’ Birla Carbon and BioPlus nanocellulose products when it comes to lowering the rolling resistance of tyres. Over 70 per cent of the world’s carbon black is consumed by the tyre industry, with carbon black constituting 25 per cent of the tyre weight.

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