Recovered Carbon Black ( rCB )
It is generally known that Furnace Carbon Black (FCB) is not the same as recovered Carbon Black (rCB). Nonetheless, many manufacturers continue to claim that the rCB end product from their pyrolysis process is the same as FCB. However, reality is very different. To avoid confusion in the marketplace, work is being done to create a standard quality mark for rCB. Research into standardizing and product performance is being led by Dr. Norris and Dr. Twigg.
Lintire and Dutch Green Carbon are the first and only companies in the world that are able to produce rCB that is suitable for making new tires. Consequently, the tire industry is now able to manufacture tires in a circular way.
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