Carbon Blacks

Carbon blacks - creations of their process

The names of carbon blacks generally reflect the manufacturing process used to create them. At the current time furnace black is by far the most popular variant, making up about % of manufactured output. Furnace black is created by the application of immense heat in an environment where there is limited oxygen (to prevent soot formation). As carbon particles form they may come into contact with each other and, in the right conditions, they will bond to form what are called aggregate particles. A common analogy for these aggregate particles is to think of them as being like a bunch of grapes, with each grape being an entity in its own right.

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