Carbon black is a type of carbon powder that is used as an additive to e.g. improve the durability of rubber materials or add properties such as black coloring to polymer compounds.
Black Bear Carbon’s carbon black is made using worn-out tires.
It increases the stiffness and UV resistance of the elastomers (rubber), and contributes to a better wear resistance and fatigue strength.
Carbon black is one of the most common fillers and is available in different particle sizes and particle surface structures. The size of the particles affects the material’s physical properties and compression-set characteristics.
Common uses of carbon black include additives in rubber compounds for vehicle tires, printing ink or paint, technical rubber, and as a pigment in plastics.