recovered Carbon Black News August 2023

recovered Carbon Black News August 2023

Dear colleagues & friends of recovered Carbon Black,

Here is your August dose of recovered Carbon Black news. We now have 6.020 subscribers. Thank you for your interest!

The month of August typically is a slow month for office meetings, but some of you might still look at blogs and social media while on holidays? Let us know where from you read the rCB News this month!

recovered Carbon Black Conference agenda announced

This week, Smithers has confirmed the agenda for the recovered Carbon Black Conference 2023 on November 6th-8th 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. You can register for the conference on the Smithers website. I will chair the conference and I will also run an introductory workshop. See you in Barcelona!

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The Smithers recovered Carbon Black Conference community is the biggest gathering of the industry.

CITplus article (in German)

The Wiley journal “CITPlus” specialises in chemical and process engineering. The current edition has a special feature for recycling and resource efficiency, for which I have written a feature article about recovered carbon black. You can read my article on the Wiley website.

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Nachhaltiger Ruß (Verfahrenstechnische Betrachtung der recovered-Carbon-Black-Produktion)

recovered Carbon Black themed stickers

I have been experimenting with sticker production and I tested the final material candidate on the car travelling to France for my holiday. The combination of Epson Eco Tank ink and a vinyl substrate came out best and it did well throughout sun and rain in the Atlantic sea climate on the Île de Ré in France.

I have put a range of recovered carbon black inspired sticker motives in my webshop, including recovered carbon black and carbon black aggregate structures. If you work with recovered carbon black and want to show it to the public, be sure to check this out!

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This sticker did well on my car!

This month’s image

This month’s image comes from BB&G in Portugal. It shows the construction of a 1:8 scale full demonstration production plant in Ourém, Portugal, for 4.4 tons of ELT granulate per day, producing 1.8 tons or recovered carbon black and 2 tons of low sulphur oil feedstock per day. This demo plant is scheduled to start operation by Octber 2023.

(Send me your pictures if you want to be featured next!)

recovered Carbon Black Documentary Film

I am super grateful for confirming the first sponsor of the recovered Carbon Black Documentary film!

Sponsoring allows me to write the documentary script, prepare and book travel, capture film clips and edit and publish the documentary.

Along with sponsoring, I am offering brand collaborations on Linkedin and Youtube. I hope I can reveal the first sponsor in late summer after the holiday period.

Do you also want to support my documentary film? Send me a message!

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The first documentary film about recovered Carbon Black

Educational content about recovered carbon black

Have a look at the educational content about recovered carbon black on the LinkedIn company page of WOLFERSDORFF CONSULTING BERLIN, for example:


Be sure to follow our company page for more educational content!

20th anniversary of Notch Carbon Black World Data Book

This September, my friend and co-author of “Prospects for recovered Carbon Black 2023” Paul Ita at Notch Consulting Inc. celebrates a special anniversary. Paul’s Carbon Black World Data Book was first published in September 2003 and over the years has become the gold standard of furnace carbon black industry reports. This month, in August 2023, Paul will publish the 20th anniversary of this report. Congrats Paul!

Events this month

Not surprisingly, no major events for recovered carbon black are scheduled this month.


Thank you very much for reading!

Take care, enjoy your holidays and best wishes from Berlin,


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