LD Carbon, a waste treatment and raw material recycling company, announced on the 16th of August that it had succeeded in attracting 15 Million USD of Series A investment.
In this series A investment in LD Carbon, Value System Asset Management participated as an anchor investor, and four investment institutions, including Korea Investment & Securities Co., Pentastone Investment & Elohim Partners.
An investment industry official said, “LD Carbon is an eco-friendly carbon black company that is attracting attention enough that IBK Securities published a detailed corporate analysis report for the first time among unlisted companies. We decided to invest with confidence in the future vision of LD Carbon, which has grown rapidly based on the technology to reduce carbon dioxide.”
LD Carbon is an eco-friendly material industry company that reduces carbon dioxide emissions and uses crude oil resources for a sustainable future and manufactures recycled resource materials to solve environmental problems generated from various wastes. We are supplying GCB (Green Carbon Black), an eco-friendly carbon black (rCB) made using waste tyres that have been pyrolysed, refined, and processed, to domestic and foreign tyre and rubber manufacturers.
Last year, it was selected as one of the ‘2021 Green New Deal 100 Promising Companies‘ awarded to promising SMEs with green technology by the South Korean Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of SMEs and Startups.
The Series A investment raised by LD Carbon will be used to build pyrolysis, crushing, and rCB (recovered carbon black) facilities worth more than 25 Million USD on domestic licensed sites. The new facility is expected to start construction in the third quarter of this year and be completed in the first half of next year. When the facility is completed, it will be able to produce 30,000 tons of rCB annually and another 30,000 tons of pyrolysis oil each year.
“We will develop new products through continuous investment to increase sales to global tyre makers,” said Bum Seek Kim(BK), director of sales at LD Carbon.
Meanwhile, LD Carbon plans to launch a new product with improved quality and performance compared to the existing rCB within the next year, develop better quality products through continuous research, and establish a business model that uses various waste materials as raw materials in addition to waste tyres.
In March 2022, LDC Co., Ltd. acquired ISCC PLUS Certification, the global international certification system for eco-friendly materials, for the first time in Korea’s carbon black industry.
LDC is the only company in Korea to produce and supply GCB (Green Carbon Black), “Recovered Carbon Black (rCB)”, using waste tyres from Korea.