UNITED STATES: Orion launches renewable carbon black; will cut CO2 emissions in tire industry
Orion Engineered Carbons announced the commercial launch of ECORAX Nature, a new family of products developed using carbon black made from renewable feedstocks.
ECORAX products were developed for rubber applications utilizing industrial-grade, plant-based oils; a renewable, non-fossil derived feedstock. ECORAX Nature 100 is the “first highly reinforcing” carbon black made from renewable feedstock, which can be used in critical tire tread construction, the company explained. The product is currently being tested and will go into high volume manufacturing in the second half of next year, Orion noted.
Source: Weekly “PetroChemical News”, Durham, NC, USA; 21 June 2021
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