Origin Materials and Intertex partner to produce 100% bio-content carbon black

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A strategic partnership between Origin Materials and Intertex World Resources aims to bring sustainable carbon-negative carbon black made using Origin’s patented technology platform to the rubber compounding and plastic masterbatch industries.

Intertex has signed an offtake agreement with Origin to purchase sustainable carbon black. Origin’s carbon-negative carbon black, made from Origin’s HTC, is a versatile 100% bio-content filler and pigment produced from sustainable wood residues rather than petroleum, reducing carbon emissions and fossil resource consumption.

The partnership aims to produce carbon black for tires including N660, N550 and N762 specifications, as well as for belts, hoses, rubber seals, plastic extrusion, and all other mechanical rubber goods markets.

“We are thrilled to partner with Intertex, a strategic sourcing leader with three decades’ experience in product development and distribution,” said Origin Materials co-CEO Rich Riley. “This collaboration is a significant step forward in our mission to enable the world’s transition to sustainable materials. We expect our sustainable carbon-negative carbon black to be deployed across a diverse array of applications to decarbonize the rubber and automotive supply chain.”

“We are excited to work with Origin Materials on sustainable carbon black and believe it is a great time to partner with this forward-looking company,” said Greg Sibley, managing partner for Intertex. “The world is looking for sustainable replacements for fossil-fuel based products, including carbon black, and we look forward to being at the front of this effort with Origin to bring those products to our valued customers. With our markets in tires, belts, hoses and other mechanical rubber goods, all of which are looking for sustainable raw materials, we believe this partnership will allow us to give our customers a decided market advantage.”

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Matt joined UKi Media & Events in 2014 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over 15 years and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ, Wired, Kipp Report and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he has been an editor since 2015, and began editing Tire Technology International in 2018. In 2020, he was appointed editor-in-chief of Tire, Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International and Wheel Technology International. He is also the chairman of the Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation & Excellence

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