Mars Mineral, a global provider of pelletising technology equipment, has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with South Korean-based LD Carbon.
LD Carbon is a material industry company that supplies its Green Carbon Black, an eco-friendly rCB made from waste tyres that have been pyrolysed, refined, and processed for reuse by tyre and rubber manufacturers. LD Carbon also reclaims pyrolysis oil from the process that is used for replacing crude oil and raw material of petrochemical products.
LD Carbon has recently signed supply agreements with Sumitomo and another tyre manufacturer to supply rcb. They also recently received a boost from South Korean investment banks to develop a full scale industrial pyrolysis plant.
Mars Mineral pin mixer equipment takes the exceptionally fine pyrolysed char from ELTs and pelletises it in the presence of a binder, usually water. The resulting dried rCB pellets are easier to package and transport to end-users in the rubber, plastics, and paint and coatings industries.
“Pelletising is vital to moving the output from a pyrolysis plant to their customers. It is an important link in material circularity strategies, which derive value from unrecovered post-consumer materials like ELTs. We welcome this opportunity with such an ecologically progressive company as LD Carbon,” said Clayton Woodward, Mars Mineral CEO.
“In early 2024, it is projected that LD Carbon’s rCB production capacity will reach 16 kilotons annually. We believe LD Carbon can bring quality rCB in pelletised form to key customers in tyre and rubber industries by incorporating Mars Mineral’s technology,” said Bumseek Kim, LD Carbon CCO.