Tokai Carbon CB to offer Certified Sustainable Carbon Black
FORT WORTH, Texas—Tokai Carbon CB Ltd.'s sustainable carbon blacks come with a stamp of approval.
The Fort Worth-based carbon black maker said May 12 that its Borger, Texas, plant has received certification for achieving the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification Plus standard. This designation allows Tokai to certify that its circular or bio-based carbon blacks produced at the Borger facility as sustainable.
"This (certification) will allow Tokai Carbon CB to continue to be a global leader in sustainability, which is a corporate Tokai Carbon priority," Bill Jones, president of Tokai Carbon CB, said in a statement. "Tokai Carbon CB has already achieved a Gold rating on the Ecovadis sustainability scorecard and will now be the first carbon black company to offer a certified sustainable carbon black in North America."
The certification of the Borger facility is just another step forward on Tokai's sustainability journey, which also includes adding cogeneration to its Addis, La., facility. The cogeneration process, Tokai Carbon CB said, will "produce 10 megawatt hours of electricity, displacing CO2 that would have been produced burning fossil fuels."
The company's Borger and Big Spring, Texas, plants already employ this technology. When combined with the Addis facility, Tokai Carbon CB will have a capability to produce 50 MWH and displace 230,000 tons of CO2 annually.
Tokai Carbon CB is part of Tokyo-based Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd., a global producer of high-quality, furnace grade carbon blacks. The company's portfolio includes 40 grades of carbon black produced at three manufacturing locations. Tokai Carbon CB's U.S. headquarters is located in Fort Worth along with a research and development facility.