News from Notch Consulting, Inc.

January 4, 2018

Doublestar to build smart rubber recycling plant

Filed under: Carbon Black, Tire Recycling — Notch @ 3:15 pm

In December, Doublestar broke ground on its smart plant for scrap rubber recycling in Zhumadian, China, in the city’s Runan County.

The plant covers 2.15 million square feet and will be able to handle 200,000 tons of scrap rubber annually when fully operational. The company has budgeted $92.7 million for the project.

The project contains two phases, with 100,000 tons of annual capacity each. Phase 1 is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2018, Doublestar said.

According to the press release, the site will be the world’s first Industry 4.0 site for scrap rubber recycling, with smart technology used in processes such as sorting, rinsing, drying, conveyance, pyrolysis and storage.

The plant also boasts zero emission using Doublestar’s waste treatment technology. With machinery developed by Doublestar, the site will be able to fully recycle scrap tire, generating primary oil, carbon black, steel wire, and gas, the last of which will be used to fuel the plant.

Read the full press release here.

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International tire manufacturer places new order on Enviro’s recycled carbon black

Filed under: Carbon Black, Tire Recycling — Notch @ 2:41 pm

A leading tire manufacturer has placed a first order on 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 tires and rubber applications and this order relates to industrial tires”, says Thomas Sörensson, CEO of Enviro.

The order comes after completing thorough material tests.

The delivered EnviroCB will be used for industrial tires manufactured in Sri Lanka.

Read full press release here.

December 12, 2017

AkzoNobel and Black Bear team up to make powder coatings from old tires

Filed under: Carbon Black, Tire Recycling — Notch @ 8:15 am

Tires that have reached the end of the road are being harvested for carbon black and used to produce powder coatings in a new cooperation between AkzoNobel and Dutch company Black Bear.

The Cradle-to-Cradle certified carbon black supplied by Black Bear – which is obtained from end-of-life tires – is being used as pigment in the eco-premium products developed by AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business. With this cooperation AkzoNobel not only uses carbon black, traditionally obtained from fossil fuels, with a vastly lower CO2 footprint, but also helps to solve the global waste tire problem.

“This partnership is a great example of how the supply chain can contribute to CO2 savings,” said André Veneman, AkzoNobel’s Director of Sustainability. “We encourage more suppliers to work with us and collectively contribute to develop more sustainable product solutions.”

Powder coatings are an inherently sustainable product as they contain no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and produce virtually no waste. The majority of products supplied through AkzoNobel’s market-leading Interpon brand also qualify as eco-premium.

Read the full press release here.

August 30, 2017

Pyrolyx begins construction of recovered carbon black plant in U.S.

Filed under: Carbon Black, Tire Recycling — Notch @ 10:42 am

Pyrolyx A.G. has begun construction of a recovered carbon black plant in Terre Haute, Indiana. The German company said once fully operational, the facility can produce nearly 13 metric tons of carbon black per year at full capacity and will be capable of recycling about 4 million tires a year, with a staff of 55.

Pyrolyx will finance the project with the proceeds of $30.2 million in Economic Development Solid Waste Facility Revenue Bonds issued by a U.S. subsidiary, Pyrolyx USA Indiana L.L.C., the company said.

Niels Raeder, CEO of the Pyrolyx Group said: “By building its second plant – now in the USA, the Pyrolyx Group is emphasizing its global expansion plans. The increase in its production capacity will uniquely allow Pyrolyx to meet the growing demand for recovered carbon black. Even before construction begins, we have signed long-term purchase contracts for Pyrolyx rCB.”

Pyrolyx expects the plant to be in operation by May 2019.

Read the full press release here.

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June 23, 2017

Castleton Commodities invests in Delta-Energy

Filed under: Carbon Black, Tire Recycling — Notch @ 12:41 pm

Castleton Commodities International L.L.C. has bought majority ownership of Delta-Energy Group L.L.C., a resource recovery company providing recycling solutions to the tire industry, including a patented process to recover carbon black and marketable liquid chemicals from used tires.

Bridgestone Americas, which is considered an “early-stage investor” in Delta-Energy dating back to 2014, will continue to be an active, but minority, investor, Castleton said.

Proceeds from the investment will be used to develop a commercial-scale plant in Natchez, Miss., with an estimated daily processing capacity of 100 tons of end-of-use-tires. Delta-Energy’s commercial plant will recover carbon black and other basic materials for reuse in tire production and other rubber-related manufacturing processes, as well as liquid solvents and fuels. The investment will further expand CCI’s activities in the renewables sector, which today include nearly 20 biomass electric generation facilities, emissions trading and biofuels marketing.

Read the full press release here.

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May 24, 2017

Pyrolyx AG Forges Ahead

Filed under: Carbon Black, Tire Recycling — Notch @ 12:06 pm

Pyrolyx AG, the Munich-based global leader in the extraction of rCB (recovered carbon black) from end-of-life tires, has signed an extended multi-year supply agreement in the US with one of the world’s leading masterbatch manufacturers. Under this agreement, Pyrolyx will supply rCB for the manufacturer of colorants, special effects and additives.

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Pyrolyx has also signed a ten-year feedstock supply contract for end-of-life tires in the US which is a key step for the Company’s recently announced construction of a state-of-the-art rCB plant in Terre Haute, Indiana. This end-of-life tire supply contract provides approximately 40,000 metric tons per year of input material to the Pyrolyx process, and most importantly results in some 4 million waste tires being recycled each year.

Here’s the full press release.

April 19, 2017

Klean Industries’ pyrolysis plant receives C2C certification

Filed under: Tire Recycling, Uncategorized — Notch @ 7:38 am

Following a 12-month study by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry LLC of Canada-based Klean Industries’ production process and the end uses of the recycled carbon and oil products that derive from it, one of Klean Industries’ facilities has become the world’s first tire pyrolysis plant to receive Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certification.

“We are extremely pleased that beyond the traditional certifications, our team has exceeded all expectations and has achieved the highest environmental standard for the quality of products produced from any tire pyrolysis facility on the planet today,” said Jesse Klinkhamer, chief executive officer of Klean Industries.

April 4, 2017

Scandinavian Enviro Systems signs agreement with Guangzhou Vanlead Group for tire recycling plant in China

Filed under: Carbon Black, Tire Recycling — Notch @ 1:46 pm

Scandinavian Enviro Systems, a Swedish-based provider of tire recycling technology, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Guangzhou Vanlead Group, a Chinese state-owned tire manufacturer (through South China Tire & Rubber Co.). The agreement is the first step in a process to build a turn-key tire recycling plant in Guangdong province, China, construction of which is scheduled to start in 2017. The plant will have a capacity to process 30,000 tons per year of tires.

February 14, 2017

Pyrolyx USA plans tire recycling plant in Indiana

Filed under: Carbon Black, Tire Recycling — Notch @ 7:49 pm

Pyrolyx USA, which is a new joint venture between Pyrolyx AG and ReKlaim, plans to build a new tire recycling plant in Terre Haute, Indiana. The 50,000-square-foot plant will be located in the Fort Harrison Business Park and, according to Pyrolyx USA’s CEO Tom Redd, will be identical Pyrolyx’s existing plant in Stegelitz, Germany. Tires will be shredded at other locations in Indiana and Illinois and shipped to Terre Haute by truck or rail. The Pyrolyx plant would generate 55 full-time jobs. Once all necessary approvals are granted, Pyrolyx expects to break ground in June and have the project up and running in summer 2018.

 

January 11, 2017

Pyrolyx and Reklaim form North American joint venture for recovered carbon black

Filed under: Carbon Black, Tire Recycling — Notch @ 7:54 am

Pyrolyx AG (Munich, Germany) and Reklaim, Inc. (Seattle, WA) have formed a joint venture to produce recovered carbon black from end-of-life tires. The new venture, Pyrolyx USA, Inc., is owned 81% by Pyrolyx and will implement Pyrolyx’s proprietary manufacturing process at new facilities across North America. Reklaim’s top management will run Pyrolyx USA. No further details were released at the time of the announcement in December.

 

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