Black Masterbatches Use 100% Recycled Carbon Black From Tyres

MODERN DISPERSIONS: Black masterbatches use 100% recycled carbon black from tyres / Cost savings over standard grades

 Black masterbatches use 100% recycled carbon black from tyres
The PE-based masterbatch is said to provide the same performance as several standard carbeon black grades (Photo: MDI)

US-based thermoplastic compounds and concentrates supplier Modern Dispersions (MDI, Leominster, Massachusetts / USA; has introduced a range of black masterbatches using recycled materials and containing 100% recycled carbon black from post-consumer tyres. MDI will introduce “ECOBlack” at the “K 2016” ( trade fair, to be held in Düsseldorf / Germany from 19 to 26 October.

Jan Kozma, Modern Dispersions’ vice president for sales and marketing, said: “Our new offering, ‘ECOBlack’, provides a sustainable alternative to conventional carbon black and establishes a new benchmark in terms of quality and cost.” The company said the range complements its line of black masterbatch formulations and is a PE-based masterbatch that provides the same performance as many standard grades of carbon black.

The material offers cost savings from 5% to 10% over standard grades and can be used in many traditional applications such as film, sheet and moulded items, MDI said. The new material is used at typical masterbatch letdown ratios of between 2% and 5%.

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History Of Modern Dispersions , Inc. :


In the late 60’s, John Kozma founded Modern Dispersions in Gardner, MA. John developed a business that flourished by providing excellent pigment dispersion in a range of thermoplastics based on two roll mill technology. MDI’s business grew because of the company’s commitment to quality, responsiveness to customers’ desire for value, dedication to customer performance requirements and a determined willingness to tackle challenging compounding and concentrate product development for customers. John’s success allowed him to expand the business and bring in the next generation of the Kozma family. MDI now employs over 200 people in two locations – Leominster, MA and Fitzgerald, GA. At these two sites, compound and concentrate capacity now exceeds 200 million pounds per year. Although business has grown over the years, MDI still embraces John’s original passion and commitment to customer satisfaction.

Black Masterbatches Use 100% Recycled Carbon Black From Tyres
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