News from Notch Consulting, Inc.

October 21, 2009

ASTM Updates Carbon Black OAN Standard

Filed under: Carbon Black — Notch @ 5:21 pm

From European Rubber Journal (subscription required) comes word that the US Standards body, ASTM, has updated ASTM D2414 to D2414 – 09a. Standard Test Method for Carbon Black—Oil Absorption Number (OAN). The oil absorption number of a carbon black is related to the processing and vulcanizate properties of rubber compounds containing the carbon black.

Here is the listing.

Tire Recycling Plant Opens

Filed under: Carbon Black, General, Tire Recycling — Notch @ 5:14 pm

Carbolytic Materials Co. L.L.C. has announced that its tire recycling plant in Maryville, Missouri has opened. The plant recycles tire scrap to produce a carbon black alternative called ApexCM™ that the company says is suitable for commercial use as a lower-cost, carbon black replacement in applications such as hoses, gaskets, belting, roofing materials, and plastic piping, among other products.

This blog previously wrote about the Carbolytic Materials plant here.

In October 2008, the company received $12.4 million in financing from the Missouri New Markets Development program, which enabled the company to build the new manufacturing facility in rural Missouri. The plant employs 30.

The plant has a capacity of more than 15,000 tons of used tires annually. According to the company, each ton of carbon black replacement it produces represents 380 recycled tires, 760 gallons of oil saved and 3,800 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions kept out of the atmosphere.

Here is the press release.

Upcoming Conferences

Filed under: Carbon Black, General, Tires — Notch @ 4:40 pm

A list of upcoming conferences at which Notch will be presenting:

Carbon Black 2009 – Perspective in Asia Pacific
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Dates: November 18-20, 2009

Tire Technology Expo 2010
Location: Cologne, Germany
Dates: February 9-11, 2010

Carbon Black China 2010
Location: Chongqing, China
Dates: April 18-21, 2010

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