Birla Carbon is celebrating the 65th anniversary of its Cubatão Plant. Located in São Paulo, Brazil, 12km from the seaport city of Santos, the plant is crucial to Birla Carbon’s global operations, contributing to the company’s position as a key player in the carbon black industry in the South American market, the company said.
Orion S.A. has celebrated the completion of its first greenfield project – a carbon black plant in eastern China that will supply fast-growing demand in Asia. The facility in the city of Huaibei in Anhui province will produce carbon black for a variety of applications, including rubber, polymers and fibres. The site’s two production lines have a total capacity of 70 kilotons per year.
Carbon black supplier, Birla Carbon has implemented Blue Yonder’s Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) digital technology. According to the company, the Blue Yonder solution was deployed at Birla Carbon through 2023, “revolutionizing key S&OP processes, including demand and supply planning in a dynamic world”. Birla Carbon engaged Ernst & Young, India (EY) as a transformation partner during the process.
Global carbon black supplier Birla Carbon will discuss the optimisation of adhesives and their production processes to reduce carbon footprint at the Adhesives & Bonding Expo (20-22 June, 2023; Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, USA). Dr Reuben Correia, manager of new product development in the Adhesives & Inks division, will examine the evolving market dynamics and the imperative for sustainable innovation in Specialty Carbon Blacks. He will address opportunities and challenges in product development and environmental sustainability.
Nokian Tyres is taking part in a research project that aims to improve the quality and yield of recycled carbon black from end-of-life tyres, with the goal of using this material more extensively in tyre and rubber products. The two-year development project is coordinated by Windspace Group A/S and co-financed by government initiative the Danish Eco-Innovation Program.
Some 18 months after establishing a partnership with Monolith, Goodyear is launching a tyre containing the pyrolysis specialist’s carbon black. Owners of electric vehicles in North America can now fit the Goodyear ElectricDrive GT, a size 235/40R19 all-season tyre. This is the first tyre to feature this type of carbon black produced by Monolith.
A fortnight ago, BKT announced its aim of increasing production by around 67% and achieving an annual turnover of US$2 billion in 3 years. The company’s Bhuj facility in western India is key to these plans and will soon manufacture numerous new products, including off-highway truck tyres, agro-forestry radials, tracks and an expanded mining tyre portfolio. BKT shares news of these and other plans.
LD Carbon is on the brink of closing a 10-year tyre pyrolysis oil contract with a South Korean oil firm. Tyres & Accessories understands that the 10-year deal will be worth around $25 million a year, making the whole contract worth around $250 million.
Balkrishna Industries Ltd. has completed a project to increase carbon black capacity in Bhuj, India and set up a new power plant at the site. It says both the 55,000 tonnes per annum carbon black capacity project and the power plant project were concluded on 31 December 2022.
During the Smithers Recovered Carbon Black conference, which took place in Berlin in November, Bridgestone and Michelin jointly shared the results of efforts to develop a global standard to increase the utilisation of recovered carbon black in tyres. Click here to read or download Bridgestone and Michelin’s rCB grades and specifications proposal presentation.
Tyre recycling and reprocessing specialist Murfitts Industries announced today its intention to form a “unique partnership” with French engineering group ETIA. The aim of this partnership is to deliver commercial-scale solutions for recycling end-of-life tyres to recover their raw material and energy content.
Birla Carbon has been reporting on Sustainability since 2013. As a way of marking 10 years of sustainability reporting, the carbon black supplier has produced a webpage titled “Decade of Sustainability” on the Birla Carbon website.
To meet growing demand for mining tyre recycling and recycled rubber products, specifically carbon black and rCB, Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group and Mitsui & Co. have entered into a joint venture commercialise the Kal Tire thermal conversion recycling facility in Chile from early 2023. Activities there will act as a “foundation” as the venture pursues “opportunities to bring OTR tyre recycling solutions to mining regions around the world.”