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Contact: Craig Vaughan
Mars Mineral

Mars Mineral Adds Carbon Black Pelletizing Systems to Capabilities

Mars, PA, March 31, 2015 – Mars Mineral, a leader in the design and production of agitation pelletizing equipment and systems, is now providing solutions to companies that transform scrap tires into an high quality carbon black feedstock powder through pyrolysis. Mars Mineral pelletizing equipment converts recovered carbon black powder into pellets to facilitate handling and transport. Recovered carbon black (rCB) is useful as a tinting agent, strength additive, or UV protectant. rCB is an economical pigment for aerospace, appliance, automotive, electronics, furniture, industrial, marine, packaging film, and pipe coating applications. Products that incorporate rCB include asphalt additives; automotive hoses, belts, dashboards, rocker panels, door panels, spoilers, hoods and trunks; computer and mobile phone casings; green tires; paints; and printing inks and toners.

     “As thermal depolymerization technology continues to advance, demand for products containing recycled carbon black powder should increase,” says Clayton Woodward, president of Mars Mineral. “Our pelletizing systems are an enabling technology that can be useful in preparing a carbon black feedstock for manufacturing products that require a moderate or low degree of structural integrity.”

    Mars Mineral’s pelletizing systems are helping rCB manufacturers to recycle some of the 1 billion tires worldwide that are scrapped each year. Many of them end up in landfills. Alternatively, those tires could be recycled using pyrolysis techniques that require heating scrap tires at high temperatures to produce a powder that has commercial value. Mars Mineral’s pelletizing systems include a powder feeder, pin mixer, binder feed system, dryer, screener, and bagger.
    To help customers maximize the efficiency of their pelletizing systems Mars Mineral offers technical consultations, engineering services, and equipment startup assistance.

About Mars Mineral
    Mars Mineral manufactures agitation pelletizing equipment and systems. The company also offers a wide range of research and testing services, and pilot scale development and equipment rentals.  Mars Mineral’s 45,000 square-foot production facility is located in Mars, PA, near Pittsburgh.  The company is a division of Woodward Inc., which specializes in the design, fabrication and assembly of ferrous and  non-ferrous metal products used in bulk materials processing and storage applications, including metals, cement, and construction equipment manufacturing; mining & aggregates; food processing; and power generation. Woodward Inc. also offers a variety of design and engineering services. Woodward Inc. has been in business for more than 50 years.

For more information, contact Craig Vaughan at 724.538.3000 or or visit

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