Recovered Carbon Black - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Recovered Carbon Black market is Segmented by Application (Batteries, Tires, Plastics, Non-Tire Rubber, Dyes, and Pigments) End-user Industry (Printing and Packaging, Industrial, Building and Construction, Electronics, Automotive, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for recovered carbon black in volume (kilo tons) for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Recovered Carbon Black Market - Market Summary
Study Period: 2017-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >2 %

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Market Overview

The Global Recovered Carbon Black Market is projected to register a CAGR of more than 2% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The market was negatively impacted by COVID-19 in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the recovered carbon black market because of disruption in the supply chain such as disruption in orders and deliveries along with cancellations and a backlog of orders. During the pandemic, many industrial, rubber factories, automobile, printing, and packaging operations were shut down. There is also a change in priority to the health sector and sectors such as road and building construction were on temporary hold. In the construction recovered carbon black is used as a reinforcement agent, seals, rubber sheets, and rubber roofing.

  • Over the short term, rising demand for recycled and recovered carbon black for tire & non-tire products such as conveyor belts, hoses, gaskets, and increasing problems due to emission of carbon black across the globe are some of the driving factors which are stimulating the market demand.
  • The lack of infrastructure and technologies for making recovered carbon black is hindering the market's growth.
  • The increasing need for green alternatives due to the increase in pollution across the globe by the emission of carbon black is likely to create opportunities for the market in the coming years.
  • North America region is expected to dominate the market and is also likely to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

Recovered carbon black is derived from the scrap tires during recycling. It is an eco-friendly agent which is produced by the pyrolysis process which is a very fine particle size of less than 10 microns, pelletized, dried, and then packaged. The recovered carbon black market is segmented by application, end-user industry, and geography. By application, the market is segmented into batteries, tires, plastics, non-tire rubber, dyes, and pigments. By end-user industry, the market is segmented into printing and packaging, industrial, building and construction, electronics, automotive, and other nd-user industries. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the recovered carbon black market in 15 countries across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of volume (kilo tons).

Non-Tire Rubber
Dyes and Pigments
End-user Industry
Printing and Packaging
Building and Construction
Other End-user Industries
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Usage in the Tire Industry

  • Recovered carbon black is a highly adopted sector in the tire industry as it can be used as a partial substitution for virgin carbon black in various industries. Therefore, the market potential for recovered carbon black is determined by the current markets of virgin carbon black.
  • The electric vehicle is the trending factor in the automobile industry. With this new opportunity, the tire industry is getting benefitted by manufacturing all-season tires, performance tires, rib tires, spare tires, and many others. Apart from that, in February 2022, Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB received an order for 60 MT of recovered carbon black from a major European tire manufacturer in the premium segment. This has stimulated the market demand for recovered carbon black.
  • Due to the need for a reduction in fossil fuel dependence and CO2 emission major tire manufacturing companies are adopting recovered material techniques to adopt the circular economy concept. For instance, Bridgestone Corporation’s goals for 2050 are to use only renewable/recovered materials to replace carbon black in tire production and Continental AG plans to include 10% of recovered materials such as rCB N300 in the composition of tires by 2025.
  • Owing to all these factors, the market for recovered carbon black is likely to grow globally during the forecast period.
Recovered Carbon Black Market - Segmentation

North America to Dominate the Market

  • North America region is expected to dominate the market. In the region, United States & Canada are the major economies.
  • The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) projected total U.S. tire shipments of 340.2 million units in 2022, compared to 335.2 million units in 2021, and Original Equipment (OE) shipments for passenger, light truck, and truck tires are expected to increase by 6.2%, 4.4%, and 6.3%, respectively, with a total increase of 2.9 million units.
  • Similarly, the Canadian tire industry was valued at more than 14.87 billion Canadian dollars in 2020. Canadian Tire Corporation delivered strong third-quarter comparable sales. Canadian Tire Retail (CTR) comparable sales were up 1.4%, against the remarkable 25.1% increase achieved in 2020.
  • On the other hand, the construction industry in Canada boosts the market demand for recovered carbon black as a reinforcing agent through applications like hoses, gaskets, seals, rubber sheets, and rubber roofing and as a part of the ‘Investing in Canada Plan,’ the government has announced plans to invest nearly USD 140 billion for significant infrastructure developments in the country by 2028.
  • Morover, The new constructions put in place in the United States in 2020 were valued at almost 1.5 trillion U.S. dollars, and it is forecast to reach roughly 2 trillion U.S. dollars in 2025.
  • Due to all such factors, the market for recycled carbon black in the region is expected to have a steady growth during the forecast period.
Recovered Carbon Black - Regional Trend

Competitive Landscape

The recovered carbon black market is partially consolidated in nature. Some of the major players in the market include Polimix, Enrestec Inc, Klean Industries Inc., Pyrum Innovations AG, Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB, and others (not in any particular order).

Recent Development

  • In May 2022, Pyrum Innovations AG started the test operation of a new pelletizer at its plant site in Germany which will enable the recovered carbon black (rCB) obtained via the pyrolysis process to be bonded into pellets, to increase their transportability and facilitates the further processing of the raw material.
  • In March 2022, Continental AG expanded its partnership with Pyrum Innovations AG to further optimize and expand the recycling of end-of-life tires through pyrolysis by producing high-quality recovered carbon black (rCB) for tire production of Continental.
  • In April 2020, Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB and Michelin partnered with each other to develop innovative technology of recovered carbon black to transform used tires into raw materials.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Rising Demand for Recycled and Recovered Products

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Usages as Sustainable Filler in Tire and Non-tire Rubber Applications

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Lack of Infrastructure and Technologies for Recovered Carbon Black

      2. 4.2.2 Providing Consistent Quality of Recovered Carbon Black

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Tires

      2. 5.1.2 Batteries

      3. 5.1.3 Plastics

      4. 5.1.4 Non-Tire Rubber

      5. 5.1.5 Dyes and Pigments

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Printing and Packaging

      2. 5.2.2 Industrial

      3. 5.2.3 Building and Construction

      4. 5.2.4 Electronics

      5. 5.2.5 Automotive

      6. 5.2.6 Other End-user Industries

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share (%) **/Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Alpha Carbone

      2. 6.4.2 Black Bear Carbon B.V.

      3. 6.4.3 Bolder Industries

      4. 6.4.4 Carbon Recovery GmbH

      5. 6.4.5 Delta Energy LLC

      6. 6.4.6 Dron Industries

      7. 6.4.7 DVA Renewable Energy JSC.

      8. 6.4.8 Enrestec Inc

      9. 6.4.9 Klean Industries Inc.

      10. 6.4.10 Polimix

      11. 6.4.11 Pyrum Innovations AG

      12. 6.4.12 Reoil Sp. z o.o.

      13. 6.4.13 Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB

      14. 6.4.14 SR2O Holdings, LLC

      15. 6.4.15 Strebl Green Carbon Pte Ltd.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Need for Green Alternatives to Reduce Carbon Footprints

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Recovered Carbon Black Market market is studied from 2017 - 2027.

The Recovered Carbon Black Market is growing at a CAGR of >2% over the next 5 years.

North America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Polimix , Enrestec Inc , Klean Industries Inc. , Pyrum Innovations AG , Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB are the major companies operating in Recovered Carbon Black Market.

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