15 Facts About Carbon black


Carbon black is a material produced by the incomplete combustion of coal and coal tar, vegetable matter, or petroleum products, including fuel oil, fluid catalytic cracking tar, and ethylene cracking.

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Carbon black is a form of paracrystalline carbon that has a high surface-area-to-volume ratio, albeit lower than that of activated carbon.

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However, carbon black is widely used as a model compound for diesel soot for diesel oxidation experiments.

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Carbon black is used as a colorant and reinforcing filler in tires and other rubber products; pigment and wear protection additive in plastics, paints, and ink pigment.

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Carbon black helps conduct heat away from the tread and belt area of the tire, reducing thermal damage and increasing tire life.

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Carbon black is added to polypropylene because it absorbs ultraviolet radiation, which otherwise causes the material to degrade.

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Carbon black particles are employed in some radar absorbent materials, in photocopier and laser printer toner, and in other inks and paints.

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Carbon black has been used in various applications for electronics.

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The color pigment carbon black has been widely used for many years in food and beverage packaging.

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Highest volume use of carbon black is as a reinforcing filler in rubber products, especially tires.

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Where physical properties are important but colors other than black are desired, such as white tennis shoes, precipitated or fumed silica has been substituted for carbon black.

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Carbon black is the name of a common black pigment, traditionally produced from charring organic materials such as wood or bone.

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All of these types of carbon black were used extensively as paint pigments since prehistoric times.

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The amount of chemically-bonded oxygen on the surface area of the Carbon black is increased to enhance performance characteristics.

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Carbon black is considered possibly carcinogenic to humans and classified as a Group 2B carcinogen because there is sufficient evidence in experimental animals with inadequate evidence in human epidemiological studies.

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