Overview of major Carbon Black Applications

Specialty Carbon Black

Industry

Sub-Industry

Applications

Coatings

Industrial

Pigmentation, tinting, electrical conductivity or insulation for coil, consumer electronics, powder,
protective/marine and other industrial applications

Automotive & Transportation

Pigmentation, tinting, electrical conductivity or insulation for automotive

Architectural & Decorative

Pigmentation, tinting, electrical conductivity or insulation for architectural or decorative applications

Polymers

Pipe

Pigmentation, UV protection

Wire & Cables

Conductivity of low, medium, high, extra high voltage cable (polypropylene, polyethylene)

Adhesives & Sealants

Reinforcement, rheology, anti-sagging

Synthetic Fibers

Pigmentation, UV protection (nylon, polyethyleneterephthalate (PET), polyamide)

Engineering Plastics

Pigmentation and UV protection for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polycarbonate

Thermal Insulation

Thermal conductivity and heat resistance expanded polystyrene (EPS), extruded polystyrene (XPS)

Film

Pigmentation, UV protection

Printing & Packaging

Inks

Pigmentation, rheology

Toner & Inkjet

Pigmentation, rheology

Special Applications

Building & Construction Materials

Pigmentation, reinforcement, conductivity (cement, concrete)

Metallurgical Foundry

Reduction compound, carbon sources, metal smelting

Batteries

Conductivity

Refractory Materials

Reduction of mineral porosity

Non-woven Textiles

Pigmentation, UV protection (engineered fabrics)

Rubber Carbon Black

Industry

Sub-Industry

Applications

Tires

Tires

Reinforcement of tires for passenger cars, heavy and medium trucks, agricultural vehicles, airplanes, etc.

MRG

Anti-vibration & Molded

Reinforced anti-vibration parts for automotive, agricultural, industrial applications, dampers, metal rubber bonded parts

Buildings, Mats & Floor

Reinforced building profiles, roofing, car mats

Compounding

Compounds for other rubber manufacturers

Belts

Reinforcement of conveyor belts for mining industry, automotive

Hoses

Reinforced hoses for automotive applications, off-shore, general industrial hoses

Precision Sealing Systems

Reinforced seals for automotive, domestic application, households and other industries

Solid & Bicycle Tires & Rollers

Reinforcement of solid tires for fork-lift trucks, bicycle tires, rice rollers and printing rollers

Rubber Cables

Reinforced power cables, insulation and jacketing

Rubber Food & Pharmaceutical

Reinforced hoses and seals for food contact, drinking water applications, medicine articles