Carbon Black

Carbon black provides pigmentation, conductivity and UV protection for a variety of coating applications, including automotive, industrial and architectural. In addition it is used as a reinforcing filler in tires and other rubber products. In plastics, paints, and inks, carbon black is used as a color pigment.


Molar Weight12 g/cc
FormsPowder, Fluffy, Prill, Black, Solid

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Printing & Inks
  • Ink, toner and colourant
  • Coatings
  • Plastics and polymers
  • Adhesives and Sealants
  • Automotive
  • Batteries
  • Building & Construction products
  • Paint and Coatings
  • Primers, fillers and undercoats
  • Rubber


  • Polymers
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Rubber

Synonyms: Acetylene Black, Channel Black, Furnace Black, Lamp Black, Thermal Black, CI 77266

Chemical Formula: C

CAS Number: 1333-86-4