Orion Engineered Carbons launches renewable carbon black for tires
Orion Engineered Carbons has announced the commercial launch of ECORAX® Nature, a new family of products developed for rubber applications utilizing industrial grade, plant-based oils, which are a renewable, non-fossil derived feedstock. ECORAX® Nature 100 is the first highly reinforcing carbon black grade made from renewable feedstocks which can be used in critical tire tread construction. The product is currently being tested by customers and will go into high volume manufacturing in the second half of 2022.
In a press release announcing the launch, Orion CEO Corning Painter said, “This launch is an important milestone in our strategy to develop commercially viable, carbon black products that drive sustainability across the value chain.