Carbon Black is used in numerous sectors including the tire, rubber and plastic industry, the colorant and inks industry and coatings industry.
Our carbon blacks have been designed to improve treadwear and rolling resistance while maintaining traction. Applications include racing and ultra-high-performance tires, passenger and truck treads, and non-tread tire compounds. Consumers want high-mileage passenger car tires for simplicity and value, and truck operators require high-durability tires to eliminate in-field failures and maximize operational uptime.
Strengthening tire compounds with reinforcing agents is crucial to ensure the durability of a tire, and tire manufacturers need reinforcing materials that give them the freedom to design tires for every application. Tire treads, in particular, require a high level of reinforcement to provide resistance to abrasion, cutting and tearing. Our carbon black product portfolio is designed to meet the durability requirements of tires for every type of vehicle.
The product portfolio covers a wide range of particle size and structure and includes grades of particularly high purity. The MRG industry operates with a vast number of different compound formulations to fulfill all the requirements for the numerous specific applications. Carbon Black has various functions in these formulations and improves the performance as a filler with excellent reinforcing properties.
Rubber applications include sealing systems, belts and hoses, bellows and diaphragms, injection molded parts using thermoplastic elastomers, as well as anti-vibration components, among numerous other rubber goods.