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Continental and Pyrolyx enter five-year agreement for supply of recycled carbon black

  • Delivery of 10,000 tons per year planned within next five years
  • Pyrolyx expects to absorb over 3,000,000 end-of-life tires and to save more than 25,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually in each plant
  • Use of recycled carbon black in various tire segments

 

Hanover, November 11, 2019. Continental, technology company and manufacturer of premium tires, and Pyrolyx have been cooperating on developments in the technology field of recovered carbon black over recent years. This joint development commitment aimed to lay the foundation for using recovered carbon black (rCB) in various tire segments during tire production. Pyrolyx and Continental are pleased to announce that the companies have entered into a five-year rCB supply agreement for Continental tire manufacturing facilities worldwide.

This announcement is a major step in addressing the global challenge of improving the sustainability of tire manufacturing and materials consumption. Pyrolyx expects to absorb over 3,000,000 end-of-life tires and to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 25,000 tons annually in each plant compared to traditional carbon black.

Carbon black is a large, global commodity which is used in tires production and other industrial rubber products. Recovered carbon black is sustainably extracted from end-of-life tires.

“Continental is excited to be entering this long-term relationship with Pyrolyx as it underlines our commitment to improving the sustainability of our products and operations. We are committed to innovative, environmentally beneficial technologies for our customers, while ensuring our tires meet the highest levels of safety performance,” says Dr. Andreas Topp, Vice President Material and Process Development and Industrialization at Continental.

Pyrolyx’s USA CEO, Thomas Redd, said: “This supply agreement is an extremely positive development for Pyrolyx and validates our approach to the recovery of carbon black from end-of-life tires and the acceptance of rCB globally. The validation of Pyrolyx’s rCB is a ‘game changer’ for Pyrolyx and the recovered carbon black industry.”

The supply agreement will support Pyrolyx’s growth with additional manufacturing facilities in North America and Eastern Europe, and specifically details sales over the next five years rising to 10,000 tons per year. This agreement highlights the commitment of Continental and Pyrolyx to creating environmentally sustainable supply chains for tire manufacturing.

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