The Leading Journal for the Tyre Recycling Sector

The Leading Journal for the Tyre Recycling Sector

Orion S.A. Partners with Alpha Carbone

Orion Engineered Carbons S.A., has announced an investment in Alpha Carbone, a French tyre pyrolysis company

The collaboration is set to boost the production of tyre pyrolysis oil and recovered carbon black, materials essential for creating sustainable carbon black used in tyres and rubber products.

This strategic partnership includes a long-term supply agreement, positioning Orion as the exclusive customer for Alpha Carbone’s tyre pyrolysis oil. This move aligns with Orion’s commitment to sustainability, as the company seeks to offer large-scale circular grades of carbon black to its clients in the rubber industry.

Orion’s CEO, Corning Painter, emphasised the investment’s role in reinforcing the company’s innovative edge and its dedication to fostering a circular economy. Orion has been at the forefront of developing circular carbon black with major tyre manufacturers, utilising tyre pyrolysis.

Laura Pech, CEO of Alpha Carbone, highlighted the investment’s significance in elevating the Dole facility to the highest industrial standards. This development supports Alpha Recyclage Franche Comté’s strategy of offering optimal recycling solutions for end-of-life tyres.

The partnership marks a significant step towards sustainable material production, addressing the annual disposal of approximately 500,000 metric tons of tyres in France.

Orion is one of the partners in the Michelin-led Blackcycle project, which looked at the viability of commercialising materials recovered from tyres through pyrolysis.