Carbon Black Electrical Conductivity

Carbon black electrical conductivity - great news for the electronics industry

The electronics industry has made great use of carbon black electrical conductivity. In particular, carbon black is used in what are known as ESD compounds. ESD stands for electrostatic discharge and is essentially a spike in electricity, which is often caused by two electrically-charged objects coming into contact with each other. For example, the mild shock someone may feel if they walk on a nylon carpet and then touch something metal, such as a door handle. ESD can, literally, destroy electronic equipment, but at the same time, obviously, electronic devices require the flow of electricity to function. The solution is to use carbon black to change the characteristics of any material from insulating to conductive at the appropriate point.

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