Global carbon black supplier Orion Engineered Carbons has announced the introduction of a new packaging system with soluble and meltable bags for dust-free and sustainable handling of the material.
Orion said it developed the Minibags product as a customized packaging solution for carbon black. The bags are available for different material types, melting points and capacities and have been designed to optimize the production process for small order quantities of between 100g and 10kg. The Minibags are suitable for both powder and beaded carbon blacks.
Carbon Black is a dusty and fluffy substance often presenting handling and packaging challenges. Orion said its bags mitigate these challenges by allowing for direct incorporation into the production process without the need to open the bags. Depending on the material, they can either be water-soluble or meltable in polymers, thus reducing waste and enabling the dust-free carbon black processing.
The company said that all common polyethylene and other compatible elastomer bases, as well as ethylene vinyl acetate or polyvinyl alcohol, are offered as Minibag-material. The differing material characteristics and melting points enable the adaption of the bags to meet customers’ needs.
Orion also offers small aluminum bags for applications where the moisture protection of carbon black is most important.