Using its patented DEPolymerization process, Delta-Energy became in 2007 the first company to commercialize carbon black made from recycled scrap rubber, the website said.
Delta-Energy claims that its D-E Black products have properties comparable to thermal and furnace carbon blacks.
“We design, produce and own the plants we make to ensure we are the premier global supplier of recovered carbon black-based products,” the company website states. “We understand the level of our success depends on making products that meet market performance requirements.”
Delta-Energy expects to open its first production line in Natchez sometime this summer, according to William Cole, Delta-Energy vice president of product management. It plans to open other production lines there, he said, but declined to say when.
Delta-Energy dismantled an existing production facility in North Dakota and plans to install that equipment in Natchez, according to Mr. Cole. The company plans eventually to build other plants in North America and abroad, he said, but it is not revealing the timetable for those plans.