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EnviroCB – Recovered Carbon Black

High quality recovered carbon black from End-of-Life-Tyres

Enviro recovers the valuable carbon black (CB) materials from the End-of-Life Tyres (ELT). The composition tyre material defines the properties of the recovered Carbon black materials (rCB). Enviro’s technology has proven consistency in quality since 2016 and replacing up to 100 percent of virgin Carbon black in a variation of rubber applications. Today Michelin is even using the material in MotoE racing tyres. The rCB also contains less Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, PAH, than fossil CB.

Recovered Carbon Black from Enviro

  • Works excellent for substitution of vCB up to 100 percent in numerous applications. All type of rubber applications, tyres, plastics and pigments.
  • Proof of concept: multiple buyers such as Anva Polytech, Trelleborg, Hexpol and Michelin.
  • Our patented technology secures high quality and consistency.
  • Full analysis according to ASTM per batch (COA per batch).
  • Packaging type: Bigbags, bulk and potentially small bags (meltable).

Advantage to Virgin Carbon Black

  • No connection to oil price.
  • Extremely low PAH content.
  • Huge CO2 footprint reduction (+90 percent compared to fossil CB).
  • Long-term price agreements (fixed or connected to other commodity).
  • First mover advantage – opportunity to secure large volumes via off-take.
  • Ongoing further development of our rCB’s. Improved dispersion properties.

Global tyre manufacturer Michelin has presented a sustainable racing tyre based on recovered carbon black from Scandinavian Enviro Systems. The tyre contains of 46 percent renewable and recovered material.

As the first company in the world Enviro has recieved ISCC certification for recovered carbon black

In accordance with the completed ISCC certification, the use of recovered carbon black from Åsensbruk, compared with the use of the corresponding amount of virgin carbon black, will lead to a reduction in carbon emissions of a full 93 percent.

Uses of carbon black

Carbon black, is the first commercial nano-material, and comes in a variety of grades depending on the end application. 90% of all carbon black produced is used in rubber applications where it acts as a reinforcing filler. Furthermore, carbon black is also used as a black pigment in everything from plastics to mascara. Carbon black is also electrically conductive and can therefore be used to handle static electricity. Moreover, the addition of carbon black gives UV-protection to a material and reduces the need for UV-protective additives. Enviro’s focus is to recover carbon black first of all for re-use as a reinforcing filler in rubber materials.

Enviro and Michelin

Tyre manufacturer Michelin has produced a new racing tyre, comprising between 33 and 40 percent recovered material, ahead of the MotoE World Cup motorcycle racing series. The new and more sustainable racing tyre contains, among other materials, recovered carbon black that was produced using Enviro’s recycling technology for end-of-life tyres. 

Michelin’s new racing tyres has better performance and less climate impact due to recovered carbon black from Enviro

The global trend towards renewable materials

Demand for rapid transformation to sustainability from leading investors forces tyre and rubber industries to act and move forward with updated strategies, legal requirements as well as addressing public opinion. All driving forces are directed in the same direction. Tyre companies in the world account for 74 percent of carbon black consumption (tot value US23 billion)

Carbon Black Market

The global demand is estimated to 16,5M ton for 2021. The estimated value only to the tyre producers is about 23bUSD and they consume about 74% of all carbon black. Each full-scale Enviro plant produce about 9 000 ton rCB per year.

The carbon black market is expected to grow by 8,8% per year, to a market value of by USD 30bn by 2023.

The demand of rCB exceeds the supply

  • Estimated substitution rate of 38 percent (virgin carbon black) equals >800 full scale plants
  • 160 full scale plants are needed to reach a 20 percent market share

Market size. Forecasted global consumption of carbon black 2018–2023 (bn USD)

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