MARYSVILLE, Mo.—Bolder Industries, which manufactures BolderBlack, an ingredient used in sustainable rubber and plastics products, recently broke ground on a manufacturing plant in Marysville.
"This expansion will increase our capacity nearly three times our current capability in each of our product lines," CEO Tony Wibbeler said in a statement. "It also demonstrates our ability to bring this solution to scale at predictable pricing. We are currently on time and on budget with more than 85 percent of the costs contracted or purchased for what is essentially a second facility."
The expansion will add 17,000 square feet to the company's footprint.
BolderBlack is a more sustainable and less expensive alternative to traditional carbon black, the company said, offering a more than 90 percent reduction in environmental impact when considering greenhouse gas emissions, electricity and water usage.
The company said its manufacturing process gives petroleum-based products another life while solving two environmental problems: resource extraction from waste tires and the creation of sustainable alternatives to carbon black and oil.
Headquartered in Boulder, Colo., Bolder Industries has been selected as the Colorado Manufacturing Awards' Energy Manufacturer of the Year. BolderBlack has been used in more than 300 products ranging from tires to construction materials to waste containers.