Michelin licensing Cabot mixing technology

ERJ staff report (BC)

Boston, Massachusetts – Groupe Michelin has agreed to pay carbon black producer Cabot Corp. royalties for the coming 10 years for the exclusive use of Cabot’s patented liquid-phase rubber mixing technology, reports Tire Business.

The two companies have developed the process jointly over the past four years. Cabot did not specify the value of the payments.

The company describes the patented technology as a liquid-based mixing process that delivers superior dispersion of reinforcing agents such as carbon black within the elastomer. This creates composites…

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