New breakthrough in ink raw materials: the sustainably produced carbon black pigment range, NEPtune, is ultra-dispersible
Worldwide, approximately 14Mt of carbon black is produced each year, causing emissions of 35-40Mt CO2. Approximately 60% of carbon black is used in tyres. Globally about 1-1.5bn waste tyres are dumped, land lled or burned and with them around 4.5Mt of carbon black is wasted. Black Bear has developed breakthrough technology to ‘upcycle’ carbon black, oil and gas from waste tyres at consistent, high quality for many applications in coatings, plastics, rubbers, tyres and inks. For various ink applications Black Bear manufactures two grades: NEPtune i120 and NEPtune i100.