HOUSTON, Texas—Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. has introduced a new packaging system with soluble and meltable minibags for dust-free and sustainable handling of carbon black materials.
In a statement, the carbon black maker said it had developed the minibags as a "customized packaging solution" for its products while helping reduce waste and dust.
The minibags have various melting points and capacities of between 3.5 ounces and 22 pounds and are available for different material types.
The new packaging can be used both for powder and beaded carbon blacks and aims to reduce handling challenges associated with the "dusty and fluffy substance."
"Minibags mitigate these challenges by allowing for direct incorporation into the production process without the need for opening the bags," Orion said.
Depending on the material, the bags either can be watersoluble or meltable in polymers.
All common polyethylene and other compatible elastomer bases as well as ethylene vinyl acetate or polyvinyl alcohol are offered as minibag-material, Orion said.
The bags are produced in Germany and customers can order them as they please.