HOUSTON—The goal is simply stated: Take what you do best and make it more sustainable without sacrificing performance or safety.
That's exactly what Orion S.A. says it has done with its first circular specialty carbon black for polymer applications.
"Current customers confirm that the new circular black is performing as well as regular specialty carbon blacks," Kevin Milks, Orion's marketing manager for Polymers and Batteries, said in a statement. "We're looking to partner with our customers to understand their needs and develop grades to meet their specific performance requirements."
Orion noted that the newly introduced grade uses end-of-life tire pyrolysis oil to create a product that matches the performance of the more traditionally produced fossil-based specialty carbon blacks.
It's suitable, Orion said, for use in piping, film, fiber, packing and automotive applications. It's compliant with European and international food grade standards.