Mars Mineral Delivers Advanced Pin Mixer to LD Carbon

LD Carbon will open its new South Korea facility in Q2.

Kristen Kazarian, Managing Editor

April 17, 2024

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Mars Mineral Delivers Advanced Pin Mixer to LD Carbon's South Korean Operations
LDC says the pin mixer is pivotal in scaling its production to meet the increased demand for eco-friendly rubber products.Mars Mineral

LD Carbon (LDC), a leading producer of recovered carbon black (rCB), is now using a Mars Mineral Model 26D100L stainless steel pin mixer.

LDC, based in Seoul, South Korea, will receive the pin mixer at its new manufacturing facility in Dangjin. The plant is expected to open during Q2 2024, and it will be the largest end-of-life tire (ELT) pyrolysis and rCB

operation in Asia.

The Mars Mineral Pin Mixer is a high-speed, conditioning, and micro-pelletizing machine that converts rCB from pyrolysis of ELTs into small spherical pellets through a high-speed rotor shaft and pin assembly with the addition of a liquid binder, usually water.

Pelletizing is a vital link to improving rCB output from a pyrolysis plant to end-use customers because pellets are easier to handle, package, and transport than fluffy, unwieldy powder. rCB also diminishes the demand for fossil fuel-derived virgin carbon black, leading to lower overall energy consumption and supporting a circular economy with a reduced carbon footprint.

Mars Mineral’s and LDC’s technologies are addressing the global environmental challenge posed by the four billion waste tires currently populating landfills and stockpiles.

"Delivering this advanced pin mixer to LD Carbon fortifies our partnership and mutual dedicatoon to sustainable innovation. Our continued collaboration sets a global benchmark, demonstrating the effectiveness and trust in our advanced pelletizing solutions," said Clayton Woodward, CEO of Mars Mineral.

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

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