Using Carbon Black in paints and coatings, for pigment purposes, is a technique that has been used by humans since the early civilizations. Initially, carbon black was only used to color inks, but this technique has been further developed to this day. From generation to generation, Carbon Black has been used for paints and coatings. Specifically with colors, it is very important to reach the exact shade of black.
In many applications, Carbon Black is used as a black pigment, to achieve a spectrum ranging from gray to deep black. By the modification of different carbon black properties it is possible to reach required properties for the final product like tinting strength, viscosity, shade, UV-resistance and dipersability.
The majority of pigment carbon blacks are produced in the furnance carbon black process, as this production process allows the biggest possibilities to vary the 3 main properties of carbon black: primary particle size, surface area and the structure of carbon black, tailored to the desired application. New ink, coating and polymer formulations continously increase the performance requirements of Carbon blacks.
Lamp black is also popular due to ist bluish undertone. This bluish undertone is very popular in the production of a black or gray color, because of the many-faceted variations that result from it.
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