Providing added strenght, durability to tires and other rubber products
Carbon black is a black powder that is used to increase the strength of products made of rubber, like tires. Adding carbon black extends the life of such products, thereby saving natural resources.
Thanks to extensive carbon black research and development, the latest grades have increasingly high abrasion resistance and low rolling resistance, which in turn increases fuel efficiency and curbs CO2 emissions from cars.
Carbon black is produced by injecting aromatic oils into a high-temperature reactor, where they form agglomerates of structured carbon particles. Coal chemical aromatic oils are excellent raw materials for this process and give the highest carbon black yields. This means less CO2 emissions for each kg of carbon black produced.
Carbon black is also used as a pigment for paints and inks.