Carbon Blacks in Inkjet: Particle and Aggregate Size Considerations

Inkjet inks utilizing waterborne, solventborne, and energy curable chemistries have become popular in recent decades compared to more traditional analogue printing techniques due to the ability to print variable content, low ink usage, and versatility of substrate types and geometry. Compared to dyes, which have been used extensively, particularly in waterborne systems due to their solubility, pigments offer much better lightfastness, water/solvent resistance, holdout (especially on porous substrates), and color performance.


Improving the Performance of Lithium ion Batteries with Conductive Carbons

First commercialized in the early 1990s, lithium ion batteries have since come to be an integral part of modern life. Portable electronic devices, such as cell phones, laptops, and power tools, were the first to utilize this technology. In recent years, the push to electrify personal transportation has accelerated the production of electric vehicles. Conductive carbons are now further improving the performance of Lithium ion batteries.


The Roles of Carbon Black in Wire & Cable Conductor, Insulation and Jacketing Applications

Conductive plastic compounds have a variety of applications including conductor and insulation shield for wire and cables, antistatic, electrostatic dissipation (ESD), electromagnetic interference (EMI) shield, and metal replacement.  This blog talks about the key properties of carbon black and how they are related to conductivity performance, especially as it relates to wire and cable applications.


Nanocellulose Dispersion Composite (NDC™): A New Sustainable Alternative for the Rubber Industry

One of the most promising bio-renewable reinforcements for rubber is a class of materials called nanocellulose. Nanocellulose in its various nanoscale forms constitutes the fundamental building blocks of biomass and can be derived from sources such as waste woodchips, agricultural and forest residues and purpose grown crops.


Formulating Carbon Black in Adhesives & Sealants

When qualifying a new carbon black in a new product or as a potential offset, it is critical to understand the Performance Triangle by looking at carbon black selection, formulation and dispersion.


Publication Gravure Ink Performance and the Role of Carbon Black

Carbon blacks are frequently used in publication gravure inks and a specific product needs to be selected to meet the desired performance needs. Balancing the properties of a carbon black will deliver the required colour density, jetness, gloss and rheology. The carbon black portfolio of Birla Carbon has a range of products to meet different jetness and tonal needs.


Maximizing the Fatigue Performance of Rubber Components

Across a vast range of industries, rubber components play safety critical roles in activities every single day. As such, rubber components need to be durable and long lasting. While there are many ways in which a rubber component can fail in service, mechanical fatigue is probably the most common failure mechanism which affects nearly all rubber-based components.



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