Takes over Sales of Thermal Carbon Black

On January 1, 2003, Degussa AG in Düsseldorf will take over the sales of Thermal Carbon Black N 990 from Degussa Engineered Carbons, L.P. (DEC). This joint venture of the American subsidiary and Engineered Carbons Incorporated was established in April of this year. Thermal Carbon Blacks are used in a wide variety of industries (e.g., fireproof cements, metal industry, plastics industry) and in the rubber industry.

Unlike furnace carbon blacks, Thermal Carbon Black N 990 is produced by thermal decomposition of natural gas in the absence of oxygen. Therefore this carbon black features large primary particles, a low structure and high purity. Thanks to this combination of properties, thermal carbon black is particularly suited for rubber applications that require high elasticity, smooth extrudate surfaces, low electrical conductivity and low gas permeability.

As early as the 1990s, Degussa had the exclusive sales rights to this carbon black, which was sold under the trade name Huber MT N 990 and later ECI MT N 990.

For further information on thermal carbon black, contact the sales department of Degussa AG, Frankfurt, or Degussa’s European distributors.

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