Expanding a pre-existing partnership, Soucy Techno has signed a multi-year supply agreement with Bolder Industries for its sustainable carbon black alternative – BolderBlack. Over the past five years, Soucy has increased its volume offtake of BolderBlack by 1,000% for use in its agricultural and industrial vehicle components – including tracks.
Since the original partnership was formed in 2016, Soucy’s offtake of BolderBlack has stopped more than 1,500,000 end-of-life tires (ELTs) from reaching landfill or being incinerated, equating to a CO2 emissions reduction of 39,000 tons.
At present, Bolder Industries supplies Soucy with its sustainable carbon black from the company’s Maryville, Missouri, facility, which processes approximately 2,000,000 ELTs each year. The development of Bolder’s second facility in Terre Haute, Indiana, will begin in 2023, and is anticipated to process 6,600,000 ELTs annually when operating at full capacity.
“As is typical, we started small with Soucy to demonstrate our ability to deliver quality product at an exceptional value,” said Tony Wibbeler, CEO and founder, Bolder Industries. “Every year since, Soucy has doubled down on their support of Bolder and their commitment to sustainability by increasing their volume of BolderBlack. We’re exceptionally proud of our ability to deliver consistency to Soucy order after order, month after month, and we look forward to doing so for years to come.”
“Continuing to use BolderBlack has been an easy choice for Soucy Techno,” said François Bédard, directeur general, Soucy Techno. “Beyond the sustainability, cost savings and the ease of working with Bolder Industries, we have enjoyed the consistent performance of the material month after month. We don’t have to worry about changes in carbon content, bulk density or particle size, which are key to our process and product performance.”