Munich, Germany - Pyrolyx AG has signed a joint development agreement with an international tire manufacturer, which it described as “one of the top-five in the global tire industry.”
“Under the agreement, the new grades of recovered carbon black (rCB) will be developed to enable broader use of rCB in various tire applications,” said Pyrolyx in a statement on 15 Feb.
Another aim of the partnership, it said, is to explore other application options for pyrolysis oil in order to improve the environmental footprint of the technology.
Speaking to ERJ, a Pyrolyx spokesman said the product is currently being developed to be used by the tire-manufacturer at its tire plants worldwide.
He declined to identify the tire manufacturer or comment on where the technical studies are being conducted.
According to the announcement, both partners believe that the pyrolysis technology could offer more potential than is realised today in converting EoL (end-of-life) tires and rubber waste into material for new tire production.
Without giving further details, Pyrolyx said the agreement was “unique” and confirmed the Pyrolyx group’s “technological pole position” in the recovery of carbon black from scrap tires.
This long-term development partnership will help grow international sales of Pyrolyx rCB, the company added.