Pyrolyx and Continental Enter Supply Deal for Recovered Carbon Black
Five year deal is a ‘game changer’ for Pyrolyx and the recovered carbon black industry
Recovered carbon black producer Pyrolyx A.G. and Continental Tire have entered a five-year agreement for Pyrolyx to supply recovered carbon black (rCB) to Continental for use in manufacturing tires at its plants worldwide.
Continental, a technology company and manufacturer of premium tires, and Pyrolyx have been cooperating on technology developments in the field of carbon black over recent years. This joint development commitment is aimed at laying the foundation for using recovered carbon black in various tire segments during production, Continental said in a press release.
The agreement calls for Pyrolyx to supply Continental with annually increasing amounts of rCB rising to delivery of 10,000 tons per year within the next five years.
Pyrolyx will use about 3 million end-of-life tires over the life if the contract and annually reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 25,000 tons compared to virgin carbon black, according to the companies joint press release.
“This supply deal is a game changer for Pyrolyx and the recovered carbon black industry,” Pyrolyx USA CEO Tom Redd said. It validates our approach to recovering carbon black from end-of-life tires and raises the acceptance of rCB technology globally, he said. The supply agreement also supports Pyrolyx’s growth with additional manufacturing facilities in North America and Eastern, Europe, and specifically identifies sales rising over the next three years to 10,000 tons per year,” the companies said.
For Continental, the long-term partnership with Pyrolyx supports the tire maker’s commitment to improving the sustainability of its products and operations, Continental Tire’s vice president of material and process development and industrialization Andreas Topp, said. This announcement is a major step in addressing the global challenge of improving the sustainability of tire manufacturing and materials consumption, the tire maker said.
“We are committed to innovative, environmentally beneficial technologies for our customers, while ensuring our tires meet the highest levels of Safety performance,” Topp Said.
Both companies said the agreement highlights their joint commitment to creating environmentally sustainable supply chains for tire manufacturing.
© Scrap Tire News, December 2019