Applications

Thermax® Medium Thermal Carbon Black possesses unique characteristics that provide benefits in many applications: the largest particle size among carbon blacks, very low particle aggregation and one of the purest forms of carbon available.

Rubber
High loading for cost reduction is only one of the benefits rubber compounders can expect from Thermax®. Easy mixing and good dispersion, excellent processing, smooth extrusion, excellent dynamic properties, low grit compounds, reduced compression set and low electrical conductivity are all part of the Thermax® advantage. More details

Refractories
Thermax® carbon black can improve performance of monolithic, castable, carbon brick and basic carbon brick refractories. It can enhance resistance to thermal shock, heat, chemicals and active slag, increase refractory density, and improve in-situ carbide formation. Castables containing Thermax® require less water to reach normal casting flow, resulting in higher density and less porosity.More details

High Temperature Insulation
High temperature processes require high performance insulation materials to minimize energy loss and maintain ambient plant temperatures acceptable for personnel and equipment. Thermax® carbon black effectively addresses conductive, convective and radiative heat loss from furnaces and reactors at temperatures up to 3,000 ºC. More details

Plastics
Thermax® can improve the melt flow index of black plastic compounds, resulting in reduced energy costs, improved productivity without capital investment and more highly loaded concentrates. Plastic article makers can benefit from better mold flow in highly filled compounds. As the least electrically conductive carbon black, it is the optimum choice for insulating applications.More details

Metallurgy
The high carbon purity of Thermax® Ultra Pure grades makes these products the premium choice for metallurgical applications. Thermax® Ultra Pure grades contain very low levels of sulphur and other elemental contaminants. They find wide use as carburizers for such products as tungsten carbide and high purity silicon carbide, and as reducing agents for production of high purity metals such as solar grade silicon. More details

Concrete
Carbocolor® carbon black offers the concrete construction industry superior depth of color and color retention. Its large particle size and chemical inertness provide significant resistance to long-term weathering and aging, acids, alkalis and heat. Typical applications include paving stones (pavers) and roof tiles, as well as various cements and mortars. More details

Carbon Composites
When added to the resin before impregnation, Thermax® carbon black can increase carbon deposition thereby reducing the time and cost involved in densification of carbon-carbon composites. It is also a premier product for thermal insulation in CVI (chemical vapour infiltration) and graphitizing furnaces.More details

Ceramic
The particle size distribution and chemical purity of Thermax® make it an excellent product for porosity control in ceramics manufacturing. It can also serve as a high purity reducing agent in making products such as titanium diboride. Thermax® is also an ideal choice for insulation of high temperature kilns and furnaces.More details

Specialties
The high chemical purity of Thermax® carbon black makes it an ideal candidate for specialty and advanced materials where inorganic contaminants are undesirable.More details

Graphite
When added to the mix for synthetic graphite production, the broad particle size distribution of Thermax® carbon black results in a denser, stronger, finer grained graphite for specialty applications. Thermax® is also an excellent choice for packing carbon and for insulation in graphitizing furnaces.More details