Synthetic Fiber

Our products deliver exceptional color and cleanliness for fiber and textile applications.

For the fiber and textile industries, we offer a portfolio of specialty carbon black products that deliver exceptional color performance and physical cleanliness enabling processors to maintain consistent, reliable production. Our products for fiber and textiles do not have many of the negative characteristics of dyes in synthetic fiber applications, including inconsistent fiber characteristics, lack of high color fastness, and negative environmental impacts. In contrast, our specialty carbon blacks allow customers to produce synthetic fibers with highly reproducible characteristics, strong light fastness, minimal colorant migration, and a low environmental impact.

Our products are suitable for use with various polymers used in fiber and textile applications, including polyester, nylon and polypropylene. We also offer specific products tailored for fine-denier polyester fiber applications where filterability and spinnability are critical. Our products enable superior results for fiber applications, excelling in key performance criteria:

  • Color strength
  • Filterability/spinnability
  • Blue tone
  • Masterbatch dilutability
  • Ease of dispersibility


Masterbatch

Product Name Product Description Datasheet SDS
PLASBLAK® PE6093

A black masterbatch designed for use in polypropylene staple fiber applications. It exhibits high dilutability together with optimum carbon black dispersion characteristics to give good color development and excellent protection against ultraviolet (UV) weathering. This product is not suitable for use in plastics that come into contact with food.

Specialty Carbon Blacks

Product Name Product Description Datasheet SDS
BLACK PEARLS® 3560

A specialty carbon black that offers a balance of cleanliness and color for standard fibers, such as high end carpets and coarse filaments.

BLACK PEARLS® 4560i

A specialty carbon black offering superior cleanliness (with our strictest Fine Screen Delta P limits), deep color, and processability (higher masterbatch loadings) for fiber applications.

BLACK PEARLS® 5560

A high jetness, specialty carbon black for fiber applications providing good blue tone and exceptional cleanliness for fine denier fiber.