Birla to study nanocellulose, carbon black combo in Tires

Atlanta, Georgia – Biotechnology company American Process Inc. (API) and Aditya Birla Group’s, US-based Birla Carbon have signed a joint development agreement to study the technical and business potential of combining carbon black and nanocellulose to improve the performance and sustainability of tires.

In a 2 March statement, carbon black company Birla Carbon said initial evaluations suggested that synergies between the two companies’ products ‘Birla Carbon’ and ‘BioPlus’ nanocellulose, could “significantly” lower the rolling resistance of tires.

The move is part of Birla Carbon’s sustainability strategy to…

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