About Specialty Carbon Black

Orion Engineered Carbons is a leader in Specialty Carbon Blacks for a wide range of products including plastics, printing inks, adhesives and sealants, paints and coatings. Among specialty applications for Specialty Carbon Blacks are: lithium-ion batteries, non-impact printing, paper, PVC pipe, non-woven fabrics and metallurgy.

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Properties and Industries

Specialty Carbon Blacks have a number of advantages compared to black organic dyes:

  • Color stability
  • Solvent resistance
  • Acid and alkaline resistance
  • Thermal stability
  • High hiding power

Specialty Carbon Blacks are widely used in the industries of:

  • Printing Inks
  • Paints and Coatings
  • Plastics
  • Fibre
  • Paper
  • Construction

Nomenclature

The classification system identifies four groups:

  • High Color (HC)
  • Medium Color (MC)
  • Regular Color (RC)
  • Low Color (LC)

The third letter refers to the manufacturing process:

  • Furnace Black (F)
  • Gas Black (G)

Major Brands for Specialty Carbon Blacks

AROSPERSE®

LAMP BLACK

RUSSDISPERSION

COLCOLOR®

NEROX®

RUSSPASTE

COLOUR BLACK

NIPex®

SPECIAL BLACK

CORASOL®

PANTHER

TACK®

DERUSSOL®

PBR

VOSSEN-BLAU®

HIBLACK®

PRINTEX®

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