Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing

May 26, 2021

ContinuaLogoBirla Carbon, a global supplier of carbon black, has introduced what it calls “a first-of-its-kind sustainable carbonaceous material” with the launch of Continua.

Birla says it is a “groundbreaking step forward in the availability and know-how of sustainable solutions in the carbon black industry.”

Continua products, by their circular nature, will enable large and quantifiable carbon footprint reductions, paving the way for greener, cleaner, and more sustainable industry value chains, the company adds.

A lifecycle assessment conducted according to ISO 14040 and ISO 14044, showed that, at full capacity, 228,000 tonnes of direct and indirect CO2 emissions will be eliminated on an annual basis when compared to conventional carbon black processes, Birla says.

Over the next five years, 73,000 tonnes of Continua will be available annually for use in a wide range of applications including paints and coatings.

“As leaders in our industry, it is our responsibility to make a difference through our focus on sustainability and innovation,” says Dr. Santrupt B. Misra, Chief Executive Officer, Birla Carbon. “We are now ready to share sustainable solutions with the world. With the launch of Continua, we hope to deliver consistent, sustainable carbonaceous materials to our customers to take their circularity aspirations closer to reality.”

www.birlacarbon.com

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CFCM slingpsychrometer 400Paul N. Gardner USA, global distributors, producers, and designers of quality physical and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings, and related industries, has introduced a new offering: The compact, portable Sling Psychrometer.

As an easy way to measure relative humidity levels quickly, this uniquely compact Bacharach Sling Psychrometer accurately determines per cent relative humidity without the necessity of consulting complex tables. There is no need to wet the wick each time a reading is taken, and it contains a slide rule calculator which correlates wet and dry bulb thermometer indications for direct reading of relative humidity. When not in use, the thermometer case telescopes into the handle for protection.

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