Whether your printing needs involve letterpress, offset, or gravure processes, our Raven carbon blacks bring reliable dispersion, optical density, blue undertone, and high rub-resistance all within reach.

Birla Carbon offers a range of specialty carbon blacks to meet the performance demands of publication inks. Unique combinations of morphological properties and pigment surface chemistries enable ink formulators to properly balance optical density, color, gloss, and viscosity. Consistent product quality ensures your performance targets are met with every batch, while high levels of cleanliness minimize equipment wear and ensure adherence to regulatory requirements.

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Publication inks exhibit various performance targets around optical density, gloss, undertone, and blackness. The Raven product portfolio is designed with these demands in mind. A broad range of surface areas give formulators the flexibility needed to meet strict appearance targets.

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Whether formulators desire maximizing the pigment loading of a color concentrate, achieving opacity in thin films, or adjusting ink viscosity for optimal printing rates, our range of low to moderate structure carbon blacks allow formulators to achieve desired viscometric properties.



Carbon blacks from our Ultra product line utilize production technology that minimize contaminant levels and enable inks to reach the highest levels of cleanliness; thereby prolonging equipment life and in-can stability.

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Raven carbon blacks are designed with tailored morphologies and surface chemistry to give formulators the ability to balance wetting, deagglomeration, and handling properties. Pelletized and powdered physical forms add an additional level of flexibility when selecting products to ensure optimal performance in your process.

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Product NameDescriptionData SheetSDSContact
Raven 675 UltraRaven 675 Ultra is a medium surface area, low structure carbon black that provides a good balance of optical density, undertone, and low viscosity. The product’s high purity makes it suitable for use in select food & skin contact applications. brochure-iconcontact-icon
Raven L UltraRaven L Ultra is a medium-low structure carbon black with moderate surface area which balances color performance with flow properties and dispersibility. The high level of purity generates low abrasion inks. The product is especially suited for gravure applications.brochure-iconcontact-icon
Raven 1185 UltraRaven 1185 Ultra is a medium-high surface area carbon black designed with high structure to enable rapid, more thorough dispersion, while the surface modification provides desired viscosity and dispersion stability. A high level of purity enables use in food and skin contact applications.brochure-iconcontact-icon
Raven 780 UltraRaven 780 Ultra is a medium surface area, high purity carbon black that provides a good balance of optical density and undertone while maintaining flow properties. The product is suitable for use in select food & skin contact applications. brochure-iconcontact-icon
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