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Carbon Black

Industry Overview:
  Though it may look very much like soot, carbon black is, in fact, quite distinct – most notably, while soot is no more than 60% carbon, carbon black is upwards of 95% pure elemental carbon. Carbon black is produced by highly controlled processes involving intense heat and pressure. Must care must be taken in the production process to protect employees not only from these extreme conditions, but also from the potential to inhale the resulting nanoparticles.

Upwards of 90% of carbon black is utilized in the production of rubber products, especially automobile tires. In addition to lending tires their characteristic black shade, carbon black also acts as a reinforcer, significantly strengthening the tire and conducting heat away from the tread and belt, thus greatly lengthening the tire’s lifespan. Most of the remaining 10% of carbon black’s use comes as a pigment in products such as printer toner, plastics, and paints.

Common Applications:
  • Carbon Black Subtypes
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Filler
  • Elastomer
  • Pigments — Ivory, Vine, etc.
  • Oxygen Complexes — Quinonic, Phenolic, etc.
  • Acid Oxidation
  • Morphology
  • Particles — Size, etc.
  • Aggregates
  • Abrasion, Tear Resistance
  • UV Radiation Resistance
  • Surface Activity
  • Characterization Testing
  • Pellets — Strength, Size etc.
  • Vegetable Oil, Food Coloring
  • Safety, Health Issues
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With over 25 years as a top chemical industry recruitment agency, Ropella is well-versed in the challenges companies face in their search to find highly qualified professionals. As talent acquisition specialists, we excel at attracting, recruiting and building relationships with potential candidates. Our executive search consultants stay abreast of current industry trends making Ropella a knowledgeable, efficient and effective partner for recruiting top chemical talent.

A proven executive search firm, Ropella is dedicated to helping companies gain a competitive advantage by providing customized and strategic talent solutions. We leverage our industry expertise, proprietary smart search system and global network to deliver exceptional results quickly for even the most challenging searches. Successful industry leaders count on Ropella to find the right talent to drive their business forward.


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We have been looking for some time now, we knew the correct person was out there, and Robbie, you were able to find exactly the caliber of candidate were looking for. From start to finish, the process was smooth, professional and fun!
You managed to accommodate interviews involving 3 time Zones and two continents, you are awesome!
We have hired what we feel is the best candidate we could have chosen in record time!
I have nothing but extreme gratitude in my heart for your support and valuable assistance during this very important task for our company.

Regional Manager
Alban Muller International –USA
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