Recovered Carbon Black (rCB) Pelletizing Can Reduce Production Costs While Improving the Environment
Conversion of bulk powder materials into spherical pellets can turn a waste product into a revenue-producing feedstock. Tire char created by pyrolysis and other thermal depolymerization techniques is one such material. Pyrolized char recovered from scrap tires – also known as recovered carbon black (rCB) -- is a cost-effective tinting agent, strength additive or UV protectant for a wide range of products. In pellet form, tire char offers three advantages over the material in bulk form:
- Cleaner for Workers to Handle
- Easier to Ship
- Easier for Customers to Handle
By using rCB from some of the world’s 1 billion tires scrapped annually (450 million in the U.S.) instead of virgin feedstock, manufacturers of products for applications in more than a dozen markets can lower their production costs while helping to improve public health and the environment by reducing the number of tires that end up in landfills.
rCB is an ideal colorant for products used in:
- Asphalt Additives
- Automotive Hoses & Belts; Dashboards, Door Panels & Hoods; Rocker Panels, Spoilers & Trunks
- Boat Bodies & Bed Linings
- Computer & Mobile Phone Casings
- Green Tires
- Industrial Products
- Non-Automotive Rubbers
- Packaging Film
- Pipe Coatings
- Printing Inks & Toners
The only restriction to consider when using rCB is that the application should not be technically demanding because rCB has insufficient structural integrity compared to virgin CB.
Which System is Best for You?
To determine the ideal pelletizing system for your specific application, it’s advisable to test material in sample quantities of 5 to 25 gallons, in our lab, using our pin mixer, disc or drum pelletizers. Larger pilot scale testing is also available. After testing, we issue a detailed report, along with the finished product, for your evaluation.
Whether your tests are conducted in the research or pilot phase, we have the expertise to help you to move forward, and to assist you with taking the next step toward completing a successful project.
Deciding How to Proceed
Turning waste material into revenue-producing pellets doesn’t have to be a gamble. With an experienced partner in testing and pilot scale production, Mars Mineral will guide you in the right direction and help your project succeed.