Swedish pyrolysis operator receives rCB order from major European tire manufacturer
Scandinavian Enviro Systems (Enviro) – a Swedish tire pyrolysis equipment manufacturer and operator – reports it has received an order for 60 tons of recovered carbon black from a major European tire manufacturer in the premium segment. Reportedly, the tire manufacturer will use the carbon black for production tests as a step in its efforts to increase the proportion of recovered and renewable materials in their tires.
Enviro’s press release says that the tire manufacturer has partnered with the company for several years and has conducted a number of minor production tests using Enviro’s recovered carbon black. The order that was just placed was the company’s first for use in more comprehensive production tests. The order encompasses a total of 60 tons of recovered carbon black that was produced at Enviro’s plant in Åsensbruk.
The tire manufacturer in question has previously announced ambitious goals as regards a transition to environmentally more sustainable tire manufacturing, including the goal that half of all raw material included in new tires by 2030 will be recovered or renewable. In the past and current years, a number of the world’s largest tire manufacturers including Enviro’s primary owner, Michelin, have announced highly ambitious goals for increased use of recovered or renewable materials.
According to the company, in September, Enviro became certified under the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification system (ISCC) for carbon black. At the same time, Enviro says it also obtained ISCC certification for the pyrolysis oil that the company recovers from end-of-life tires. To meet the expected increase in demand for recovered carbon black and recovered pyrolysis oil, Enviro has announced an am-bitious plan to establish pyrolysis plants for end-of-life tires with a total capacity of 900,000 tons by 2030.
“Owing to our unique recycling technology, we can help the tire industry meet the demands from both vehicle manufacturers and customers as regards reducing carbon emissions and achieving more circular management of valuable raw materials. Our ISCC-certified carbon black and oil will facilitate this transi-tion in several industries, and we are now implementing our expansion plan to meet the drastic increase in demand that we expect,” says Thomas Sörensson, CEO of Enviro.
Press release by Enviro.