Carbon Black


Carbon black (subtypes are acetylene black, channel black, furnace black, lamp black and thermal black) is a material produce by the incomplete combustion of heavy petroleum products such as FCC tar, coal tar, ethylene cracking tar, and a small amount from vegetable oil. Carbon black is a form of paracrystalline carbon that has a high surface-area-to-volume ratio, albeit lower than that of activated carbon. It is dissimilar to soot in its much higher surface-area-to-volume ratio and significantly lower (negligible and non-bioavailable) PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon) content.


GOST – 7885

Chemical specifications

Name Unit of measure Value
1. Specific apparent surface m2/g 90-100
2. Specific adsorption surface m2/g no more 140
3. pH of the aqueous suspension 3,7-4,5
4. Mass fraction of losses at 105°C,%, not more than % 1.5
5. Ignition residue (ash),%, not  more than % 0.05
6. Mass fraction of residue,%,  after sifting through a sieve mesh, not more than:

– 0045 K

– 05 K

– 014 K












Carbon black is mainly used as a reinforcing filler in tires and other rubber products. In plastics, paints, and inks carbon black is used as a color pigment.

Packing: 4-ply paper valve or plastic, polypropylene 22-24 kg bags.

Shelf life: 1 year.