Origin Materials and Intertex Announce Partnership to Produce 100% Bio-Content Carbon Black for Rubber Compounding

Intertex signed an offtake agreement to purchase sustainable carbon-negative carbon black from Origin Materials for use in mechanical rubber goods markets, including automotive tires, belts, hoses, and rubber seals

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. & CANTON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Origin Materials, Inc. (“Origin” or “Origin Materials”) (NASDAQ: ORGN, ORGNW), the world’s leading carbon negative materials company with a mission to enable the world’s transition to sustainable materials, and Intertex World Resources, Inc. (“Intertex”), a leading value-added distributor of synthetic rubber, carbon black, process oils and rubber chemicals, today announced a strategic partnership to bring sustainable carbon-negative carbon black made using Origin Materials’ patented technology platform to the rubber compounding and plastic masterbatch industries.

As part of the partnership, Intertex signed an offtake agreement with Origin Materials to purchase sustainable carbon black. Origin’s carbon-negative carbon black, made from Origin’s HTC, is a versatile 100% bio-content filler and pigment produced from sustainable wood residues rather than petroleum, reducing carbon emissions and fossil resource consumption.

The partnership aims to produce carbon black for tires including N660, N550, and N762 specifications, as well as for belts, hoses, rubber seals, plastic extrusion, and all other mechanical rubber goods markets. Origin and Intertex will work to develop a carbon black for automotive seal customers requiring high performance carbon blacks for rubber window seals.

“We are thrilled to partner with Intertex, a strategic sourcing leader with three decades’ experience in product development and distribution,” said Origin Materials Co-CEO Rich Riley. “This collaboration is a significant step forward in our mission to enable the world’s transition to sustainable materials. We expect our sustainable carbon-negative carbon black to be deployed across a diverse array of applications to decarbonize the rubber and automotive supply chain.”

“We are excited to work with Origin Materials on sustainable carbon black and believe it is a great time to partner with this forward-looking company,” said Greg Sibley, Managing Partner for Intertex. “The world is looking for sustainable replacements for fossil-fuel based products, including carbon black, and we look forward to being at the front of this effort with Origin to bring those products to our valued customers. With our markets in tires, belts, hoses, and other mechanical rubber goods, all of which are looking for sustainable raw materials, we believe this partnership will allow us to give our customers a decided market advantage.”

About Origin Materials

Headquartered in West Sacramento, Origin Materials is the world’s leading carbon negative materials company. Origin’s mission is to enable the world’s transition to sustainable materials. For over a decade, Origin has developed a platform for turning the carbon found in inexpensive, plentiful, non-food biomass such as sustainable wood residues into useful materials while capturing carbon in the process. Origin’s patented technology platform can help revolutionize the production of a wide range of end products, including clothing, textiles, plastics, packaging, car parts, tires, carpeting, toys, and more with a ~$1 trillion addressable market. In addition, Origin’s technology platform is expected to provide stable pricing largely decoupled from the petroleum supply chain, which is exposed to more volatility than supply chains based on sustainable wood residues. Origin’s patented drop-in core technology, economics and carbon impact are supported by a growing list of major global customers and investors.

For more information, visit www.originmaterials.com.

About Intertex World Resources, Inc.

Founded in 1990, Intertex is a leading value-added distributor of synthetic rubber, carbon black, process oils, and other rubber chemicals. Intertex is a critical link in the supply chain providing all grades of materials to customers throughout North America. Intertex has satisfied its customers utilizing a strategy based on maximizing value for our customers in both price and product availability. Our close supplier relationships (most are over 25 years) are secured by our reputation as a consistent and reliable purchaser with a proven ability to service a broad spectrum of elastomers and carbon black through regional warehousing and packaging facilities. Our mission is simple, but very important to our customers, suppliers, management, and employees. We deliver quality products, competitively priced, to our customers on a just-in-time basis.

For more information, visit www.intertexworld.com.

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