Continental and Pyrolyx have signed a five-year recycled carbon black (RCB) supply agreement for Continental’s tire manufacturing facilities worldwide. The initiative aims to lay the foundation for using RCB in various tire segments in tire production. Pyrolyx has committed to deliver up to 10,000 metric tons of RCB per year to the Continental’s factories.
“Continental is excited to be entering this long-term relationship with Pyrolyx as it underlines our commitment to improving the sustainability of our products and operations. We are committed to innovative, environmentally beneficial technologies for our customers, while ensuring our tires meet the highest levels of safety performance,” said Andreas Topp, vice president material and process development and industrialization at Continental.
With this supply agreement, Pyrolyx also expects to absorb over 3,000,000 end-of-life tires and to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 25,000 tons annually in each plant compared to traditional carbon black.
Thomas Redd, Pyrolyx’s USA CEO, said, “This supply agreement is an extremely positive development for Pyrolyx and validates our approach to the recovery of carbon black from end-of-life tires and the acceptance of RCB globally. The validation of Pyrolyx’s RCB is a ‘game-changer’ for Pyrolyx and the recovered carbon black industry.”