In Q1 of 2014, cct released two new recovered carbon black (rCB) grades, 60A and 60C, as a result of customer feedback and continuing research and development. These new grades exhibit improvement in particle surface area and activity, resulting in a significant performance boost in tinting strength, dispersibility and reinforcing capabilities.
cct began operating at an industrial scale in 2012, and developed two grades of aCB for production, R632 and R610, which have been sold to customers continuously since the start.
As our company and market reach grew, our customers requested additional grades that could be used in other applications. We listened and tasked our R&D team with improving our existing grades, as well as developing new ones to meet specific customer requirements.
Towards the end of 2013, cct completed the development work for two new grades, 60A and 60C, which were vigorously validated in Q1 2014 by an independent research institution, and our customers.
Today, cct offers four aCB grades for various applications.
Our work, however, is far from over. It is a firm objective of ours to lead the effort in developing rCBs that work seamlessly as substitutes for most traditional carbon black grades. This fact motivates us to work hard for our customers, and to bring a truly circular, scalable and profitable solution to disposing post-consumer rubber.