Recovered carbon black (rCB) supplied by Black Bear is being used as pigment in the products developed by AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business, the chemicals and coatings major announced 7 Dec.
With this cooperation, AkzoNobel said it “not only uses carbon black, traditionally obtained from fossil fuels, with a vastly lower CO2 footprint, but also helps to solve the global waste tire problem.”
Powder coatings are an inherently sustainable product as they contain no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and produce virtually no waste, according to Akzo Nobel’s statement.
“We selected [Black Bear’s] product based on technical performance and environmental footprint, in line with our own agenda of doing more with less,” said Klaas Kruithof, AkzoNobel CTO for paints and coatings.
In addition to announcing the agreement, the two companies have also agreed to work together to find additional applications for Black Bear’s certified carbon black.
This partnership is shows how supply chain partners can work together to delived CO2 savings, said André Veneman, AkzoNobel’s director of sustainability.
“We encourage more suppliers to work with us and collectively contribute to develop more sustainable product solutions,” commented Veneman.