Low Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)

Carbon black is a substantial component of most rubber goods, playing an important role in the processing of rubber compounds by delivering a variety of performance properties to the end-use product.

Actions have recently been taken by regulators and companies to reduce the concentration of PAH in rubber products including consumer goods such as sporting equipment, household items, tools, clothing, footwear, and accessories, as well as toys and childcare items. For example, the European Commission issued Regulation No 1272 limiting the content of eight PAHs in plastic or rubber parts, and in Germany, the Geprüfte Sicherheit (GS) voluntary safety mark encourages the reduction of PAH content in certain consumer-based rubber products.

In response to these changing marketplace requirements, we offer a low PAH carbon black series to not only help you comply with these new regulations, but also meet stringent performance requirements for end-use products.