LD Carbon To Install Mars Mineral Pin Mixer
Mars Mineral, a global provider of pelletizing technology equipment, has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with South Korean-based LD Carbon to develop and install Mars’ pin mixer technology at LD Carbon’s newest pyrolysis and recovered carbon black (rCB) facility, which will be the largest of its kind in Asia.
LD Carbon is a material industry company that supplies its Green Carbon Black, an eco-friendly rCB made from waste tires that have been pyrolyzed, refined, and processed for reuse by tire and rubber manufacturers. LD Carbon also reclaims pyrolysis oil from the process that is used for replacing crude oil and raw material of petrochemical products.
Mars Mineral pin mixer equipment takes the exceptionally fine pyrolyzed char from end-of-life tires (ELTs) and pelletizes it in the presence of a binder, usually water. The resulting dried rCB pellets are easier to package and transport to end-users in the rubber, plastics, and paint and coatings industries.
“Pelletizing is vital to moving the output from a pyrolysis plant to their customers. It is an important link in material circularity strategies, which derive value from unrecovered post-consumer materials like ELTs. We welcome this opportunity with such an ecologically progressive company as LD Carbon,” said Clayton Woodward, Mars Mineral CEO.
“In early 2024, it’s projected that LD Carbon’s rCB production capacity will reach 16 kilotons annually. We believe LD Carbon can bring quality rCB in pelletized form to key customers in tire and rubber industries by incorporating Mars Mineral’s technology,” said Bumseek Kim (BK), LD Carbon CCO.
© Scrap Tire News, May 2023