Pyrolyx commences construction of new recovered CB plant

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Construction is now underway for Pyrolyx’s new recovered carbon black plant in Terre Haute in Indiana, USA, which will reportedly be the most advanced of its kind.

German supplier, Zeppelin Group, will be responsible for the design, development and overall management of the entire project.

Each year the plant will recycle around four million used tires, producing 12,900 tons of recovered carbon black, as well as pyrolysis oil and steel.

The site in Indiana was chosen due to its favorable logistics and the available support in Terre Haute. Once the factory is fully operational, 55 experts will be employed there.

Niels Raeder, CEO of Pyrolyx Group, said, “The increase in production capacity will enable Pyrolyx to meet the growing demand for recovered carbon black. Before construction began, we had already signed long-term purchase contracts for our recovered carbon black.”

Guido Veit, Zeppelin Group business unit manager for plastics and rubber plants, added, “We are delighted to be able to support Pyrolyx with our expertise as a market leader in plant engineering and construction for tire production. We are building the entire plant as a general contractor and by doing so, we believe we are making a major contribution to the responsible treatment of natural resources.”

August 29, 2017

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