Carbon black: why quality matters

Patnaik, Tom; Brown, Bill
December 2010
Rubber & Plastics News;12/13/2010, Vol. 40 Issue 10, p16
Trade Publication
The article offers information on the industrial chemical carbon black and its uses. As stated, carbon black is the product of incomplete combustion of a hydrocarbon and is produced by two methods, the thermal black process, and the furnace black process. It states that about 90 percent of carbon black is used in rubber applications and more than 80 percent is used in the automotive market. It also discusses the impact of grit, an impurity in carbon black on the tensile strength of rubber.


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