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March 7, 2019

ASTM finalizes recovered carbon black standard

Filed under: Carbon Black — Notch @ 2:21 pm

ASTM International’s committee on recovered carbon black (rCB) has approved its first standard. The new standard, known as D8178, defines terms in the recovered carbon black industry.

ASTM International member Bill Cole notes that recovered carbon black is a relatively new, sustainable raw material product, produced by a new and growing industry, for use in rubber, plastics, and pigment applications.

“At this early stage, the industry needs a set of common terminology to effectively communicate to product users and to each other,” says Cole, director of product management at Delta-Energy Group. “Unique industry terms are defined in the new standard. As new standards are developed for recovered carbon black, we will be adding new terms to the terminology standard.”

“Having common terms provides a strong basis from which to clearly distinguish the value of rCB from char products. It also allows us to discuss performance within proposed applications,” says Cole. “Manufacturers of rCB will find the nomenclature and new methods quite useful when communicating product performance.”

Read the full press release here.

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