New carbon black quality from South American mining tires
The tests performed on South American mining tires by Scandinavian Enviro Systems now show that the extracted carbon black are industrial grade. The characteristics of the material also indicate it is comparable to the quality N330, which is a new standard of quality for Enviro.
– This validation confirms the value of the large amount of mining tires available in South America. These results bring us closer to a recycling plant in Chile, says Thomas Sörensson, CEO of Enviro.
Enviro has conducted tests on rubber mixtures to analyse both the quality and characteristics of carbon black extracted from South American mining tires. The material is comparable to the standard N330, which is widely used in production of vehicle tires and other rubber products. The carbon black that Enviro has extracted so far from regular tires is usually compared with the standard N550.
– Our aim has been to verify that we can properly process the mining tires, and to ensure that the carbon black’s quality and characteristics are useful for the industry – the results are positive on both counts.
The tests have been performed as part of an effort to establish a recycling plant in Chile, and the positive results are a big step forward in that process.
– We now have an even stronger case when it comes to establishing a plant in Chile, and it is also an important message to our prospective investors. Additionally, the fact that we now can extract a new type of carbon black broadens our business opportunities, says Thomas Sörensson, CEO of Enviro.
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