Soot is usually considered an undesired by-product of combustion processes. On the other hand, Carbon Black results from combustion processes designed to achieve pre-defined and reproducible product properties for the most diverse applications. Evonik Degussa GmbH has been refining these processes and developing innovative Carbon Black products since the beginning of Carbon Black production in the production site in cologne in 1862.
Carbon Black is a crucial element in all types of rubber-related industries. In tire manufacturing, for instance, it is responsible for high resistance to abrasion, longevity and grip. Carbon Black is also an important ingredient in the production of numerous rubber goods for applications ranging from aerospace to common household goods.
Evonik Degussa GmbH, the world’s second-largest supplier of Rubber Black, maintains 17 production facilities (including 5 plants of Degussa Engineered Carbons in the USA) to ensure optimum service, product availability and quality to meet the evolving needs and high standards of the tire and mechanical rubber goods industries around the globe.